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RMLC Initiates Rate Court Proceeding with BMI to Set Radio Royalties - What Does It Mean?
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • May 21 2018

Last week, the Radio Music License Committee (RMLC), the organization representing most commercial radio broadcasters in negotiating performance


Supreme Court Strikes Down Law against Sports Betting - But Broadcasters Need to Proceed with Caution
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • May 19 2018

On Monday, the US Supreme Court issued an opinion striking down a Federal law (the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act or “PASPA”) which


Another Pirate Radio Equipment Seizure, as Bill to Increase Pirate Radio Penalties Introduced in Congress
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • May 16 2018

Yesterday, the FCC announced that it had seized the equipment of another pirate radio operator, this time one who was operating from a high-rise in


Senate to Hold Hearing on May 15 on Music Modernization Act
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • May 11 2018

The week before last, we summarized the provisions of the Music Modernization Act as passed by the House of Representatives. The Senate is now poised


Legal Issues in Digital and Social Media - Identifying the Landmines for Broadcasters and Other Media Companies - A Video Webinar
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • December 14 2016

Almost every week, we write about some legal issue that arises in digital and social media - many times talking about the traditional media company


Moving Broadcast Political Advertising Rules to the Online World - NY State Adopts a New Law While Congress Considers Online Political Advertising Disclosures, and the FEC Considers Enhanced Online Sponsorship Identification
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • May 14 2018

With high profile primaries in numerous states and similar elections last week, and more coming over the next few months in preparation for the


FCC Opens Rulemaking Proceedings on the Processing of Interference Complaints for FM Translators and Eliminating the Posting of Licenses at Broadcast Control Points
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • May 11 2018

At yesterday’s FCC open meeting, the Commission commenced two proceedings of interest to broadcasters. The first deals with the processing of


FCC Denies LPFM Advocate’s Petition for Reconsideration of Changes in Rules for Location of FM Translators for AM Stations - Not a Resolution of Informal Objections Against Translator Applications
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • May 24 2018

Earlier this week, the full FCC issued a decision denying a Petition for Reconsideration of the FCC’s 2017 decision to relax the rules on the


Court Finds That Embedded Twitter Photo on Website May Subject Website Owner to Copyright Liability - Be Careful What You Post
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • February 22 2018

Last week, a US District Court Judge in the influential Southern District of New York issued an opinion finding that the fact that a picture of New


Copyright Royalty Board Decision Will Raise Royalties Paid to Songwriters and Publishers By Digital Music Services
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • January 29 2018

The amount paid to songwriters and publishing companies for the making of “phonorecords” will be going up after a Copyright Royalty Board decision