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Proposed $13,376,200 Fine Illustrates FCC Concern over Sponsorship Identification Issues

USA - December 22 2017 The FCC, apparently not in a holiday mood, yesterday released a Notice of Apparent Liability proposing a $13,376,200 fine against Sinclair Broadcast…

FCC Freezes LPTV and TV Translator Applications in Anticipation of Displacement Filing Window

USA - December 21 2017 The FCC yesterday issued a Public Notice announcing the immediate freeze on the filing of minor change applications for LPTV and TV translator…

FCC Seeks Comment on Two Proposed Acquisitions of Broadcast Stations By Foreign Companies

USA - December 21 2017 The FCC this week announced the filing of two applications seeking broadcast acquisitions by non-US based companies. In one available here, a company…

Court of Appeals Upholds BMI Decision Allowing Fractional Music Licensing - What Are the Issues?

USA - December 20 2017 Yesterday, the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in a "Summary Order" that the Court said does "not have precedential effect," upheld an…

Copyright Royalty Board News - Sirius XM Rates Going Up, Some Cable Radio Rates Going Down, and Webcasting Rate Appeal to Be Argued in February

USA - December 15 2017 The Copyright Royalty Board issued a notice yesterday, here, that summarized its decision on the sound recording performance royalties for 2018-2022…

What is a Cable System - The Copyright Office Wants to Know

USA - December 14 2017 Early this month, the Copyright Office released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking dealing with two separate but related issues. First, it asks for…

Copyright Office Issues Reminder About Need for Services Seeking Safe Harbor for User-Generated Content Under Section 512 to File in Electronic System by December 31

USA - December 14 2017 The Copyright Office yesterday issued a "Final Reminder" to Internet Services that want to be able to assert that they are insulated from Copyright…

A Deeper Dive on The FCC’s Ownership Order

USA - December 13 2017 With the FCC about to propose changes in its national ownership cap for television at its meeting tomorrow (see our article here), we thought that we…

FCC Still Enforcing EEO Rules For Broadcasters - $20,000 Fine for Stations that Did Not Document EEO Outreach

USA - December 12 2017 A Notice of Apparent Liability released yesterday shows that the FCC is still enforcing its EEO rules even though those rules have been somewhat…

Political Broadcasting and Programmatic Buying - Issues to Consider

USA - December 11 2017 The week before last, Bobby Baker, the head of the FCC’s Office of Political Programming and the acknowledged guru on political broadcasting issues…