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FCC Officially Starts Proceedings to Abolish Main Studio Rule and Review All Other Broadcast Rules
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • May 19 2017

As expected, at its monthly open meeting yesterday, the FCC started two proceedings of particular importance to broadcasters. The first looks at the


Follow Up on Effective Dates of New Rules on E-Cig Advertising
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • August 9 2016

In recent days, there have been a number of broadcast trade press articles about new regulations that have gone into effect for e-cig advertising. We


FCC Chairman Announces No Changes in Good Faith Negotiation Standards for Retransmission Consent Agreements Between TV and MVPDs
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • July 15 2016

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler yesterday used a blog post to announce that the Commission’s pending rulemaking concerning its retransmission consent rules


Foreign Ownership of US Broadcast Stations Suddenly the Rage? - FCC Seeks Comments on Two Proposals for Alien Ownership to Exceed 25, Including One for 100 Australian Ownership
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • July 8 2016

In the last two days, the FCC has asked for public comment on two proposals for foreign ownership of US broadcast stations where that ownership would


FAA Clears Small Drones for Takeoff: What You Need to Know
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • July 6 2016

New FAA rules for drones were recently approved, and the rules may provide more opportunities for broadcasters to get in the game. Emilie de Lozier


FCC asks for comments on petition for rulemaking that would tie TV license renewals to restrictions on blackouts after the expiration of retransmission consent agreements
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • July 16 2015

The FCC issued a public notice seeking comment on a Petition for Rulemaking filed by cable operator Mediacom asking for the FCC to require TV stations


Online public file for radio and satellite and cable moves closer to reality FCC issues formal notice of proposed rulemaking
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • December 19 2014

The online public inspection file for radio is moving closer to reality at an unusually fast pace. Yesterday, the FCC issued a Notice of Proposed


Register of Copyrights Maria Pallente calls for comprehensive copyright reform to adapt to the digital world - what is being proposed?
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • June 10 2013

The Register of Copyrights, Maria Pallente, has made a series of speeches about the need to modernize Copyright, including offering testimony before


Will the 9th Circuit overrule holding that noncommercial broadcasters can run political ads?
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • December 2 2012

Several months ago, a panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals created shockwaves throughout the noncommercial broadcasting community by holding that the Communications Act's prohibitions against the sale of advertising time by noncommercial stations was unconstitutional when applied to political advertising.


FCC announces simplified waiver process for noncommercial station fundraising appeals for Hurricane Sandy relief
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • November 7 2012

Hurricane Sandy (or "Superstorm Sandy as it now seems to be called) has resulted in an outpouring of support from broadcasters across the nation, looking for ways to raise funds for those that have been affected by the storm and its aftermath.