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More on the Need to Make Clear Who Owns Digital and Social Media Assets
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • August 10 2018

Last week, we wrote about legal issues for podcasters, and made the point that media companies should be making clear by contract or otherwise who


Comment Dates Set on FCC Proposals for Dealing with False EAS Alerts
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • August 10 2018

Last week, we wrote about FCC changes to its EAS rules, including the adoption (not yet effective) of a requirement that a broadcast station report to


Overpower FM Translator Prompts $12,000 FCC Fine
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • August 9 2018

In an Order released earlier this week, the FCC’s Enforcement Bureau imposed a $12,000 fine on the licensee of an FM translator in California because


FCC Adopts Incubator Program To Assist New Radio Owners - What Does it Provide?
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • August 7 2018

At its meeting last week, the FCC adopted a Report and Order creating an incubator program to incentivize existing broadcasters to assist new entrants


A Presentation on Legal Issues for Podcasters - Who Owns What?
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • August 3 2018

Last week, I spoke at Podcast Movement 2018 - a large conference of podcasters held in Philadelphia. My presentation, Legal Issues In Podcasting -


EAS Updates - Nationwide Test, Filing Deadline for Revised Form 1, and New Rules for Use of EAS Tones and Reporting of False Alerts
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • July 31 2018

The last month has been one where there has been lots of activity dealing with EAS. The FCC announced that it will be conducting a Nationwide EAS Test


August Regulatory Dates for Broadcasters - EEO Filings, Comments on FM Translator Interference and Class C4 Proposal, EAS Form One and More
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • July 30 2018

It may be time for summer vacations, but the FCC seemingly never rests, so there are a number of important dates of which broadcasters need to take


Comments Dates Set on FCC Rulemaking to Explore Reform of Children’s TV Rules - What Is Being Asked?
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • July 26 2018

The FCC’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Children’s Television has been published in the Federal Register, setting the dates for comments on the


Moving FCC EEO Enforcement from the Media to the Enforcement Bureau - What Does It Mean?
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • July 25 2018

The FCC yesterday adopted an order moving broadcast EEO enforcement from the FCC’s Media Bureau to its Enforcement Bureau. The change will be


FCC Asks for Comments on the State of the Audio Marketplace - A Precursor to Reviewing the Radio Ownership Rules?
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • July 24 2018

The FCC routinely, at the request of Congress, does a study of the Video Marketplace. That study is submitted to Congress so that Congress can use it