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FCC Adopts Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Looking to Simplify Sale of Satellite TV Stations

USA - March 23 2018 At its open meeting yesterday, the FCC adopted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking looking to ease the paperwork involved in the sale of a satellite…

Commercial Radio - Remember to Sign RMLC/SESAC Contract By March 26 to Get the Full Benefit of Arbitration Decision

USA - March 23 2018 We wrote last summer about the substantial reductions in SESAC royalties that the Radio Music License Committee was able to achieve for commercial…

With April Fools’ Day Coming Up, Plan Your On-Air Pranks with Care - Remember the FCC Hoax Rule

USA - March 22 2018 With April Fools’ Day falling on a Sunday this year, perhaps the potential for on-air pranks is lessened. But, then again, who knows what weekend…

Using Copyrighted Content on a Website - Including News Articles and Videos - Secure the Rights!

USA - March 21 2018 In recent weeks, I have had several calls from broadcasters asking if it was permissible to copy articles from other news sources and post them on the…

FCC Announces Dates for Submitting “Long-Form” Applications by AM Stations that Filed for New FM Translators in Second Translator Window

USA - March 16 2018 The FCC yesterday released a Public Notice announcing a filing window from April 18 through May 9 for “long-form” applications for new translators…

Solve for “X”: NFL is to Super Bowl as USOC is to Olympics as NCAA is to X (There Is More Than One Correct Answer!) - Trademarks and March Madness

USA - March 13 2018 It was almost exactly one year ago that we reported that the National Collegiate Athletic Association filed a trademark infringement action in federal…

Copyright Office Grants Second Extension of Comment Dates in Proceeding Looking at MVPD Reporting Obligations and the Definition of Cable System

USA - March 9 2018 In December, we wrote about a proceeding initiated by the Copyright Office to review the reporting obligations of cable and satellite television…

It’s Political Broadcasting Season Again - What Broadcast Stations Should Be Thinking About Now, Before the Lowest Unit Rate Windows Open

USA - March 8 2018 This week’s political primaries in Texas are but the first of many more election contests that will occur between now and November. Already, we are…

Next Media Regulation Modernization Item - Easing Transfer of Satellite TV Stations

USA - March 5 2018 The FCC last week released its tentative agenda for its March open meeting. On it was a single item dealing with broadcast issues, a draft Notice of…

FCC Announces Long-Form Application Deadline for AM Stations that Resolved Mutually Exclusive Situations in First Translator Window

USA - February 28 2018 The FCC yesterday released a Public Notice announcing a filing window from March 14 to March 28 for “long-form” applications for new translators that…