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Court ruling increases difficulty of protecting copyrighted material online

USA - May 17 2012 It is not uncommon for television stations and other media organizations to find their copyrighted content on third-party websites, without authorization—posted not by the site operator, but by a user. 

Ari Meltzer.

Unmasking anonymous posters

USA - October 27 2009 Media outlets increasingly are faced with a "new" kind of subpoena—one that seeks the identity of persons who have posted information anonymously to the media company’s website, blog or chat room.

FCC updates and clarifies television closed captioning rules, seeks comment on extending responsibility beyond broadcasters and MVPDs and elimination of certain exemptions

USA - March 6 2014 On February 24, 2014, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) released a Report and Order (Order) and Declaratory Rulingupdating…

Henry R. Gola, Joan Stewart.

The CDA, DMCA, UGC, COPPA: alphabet soup and online legal basics

USA - January 27 2011 Traditional radio, television and newspaper outlets are now using multiple platforms to disseminate information to the public, to further stories, and to connect with listeners, viewers and readers.

Ari Meltzer.

Facebook contests -- there's an app for that; be aware of Facebook's promotions guidelines when running online contests

USA - May 17 2012 Contests have long been a popular means by which broadcast radio and television stations interact with their audiences. 

Kathryne C. Dickerson.