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Geoffrey Starks to be Nominated as New FCC Commissioner
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • June 4 2018

Geoffrey Starks, currently an Assistant Chief in the FCC’s Enforcement Bureau, will, according to multiple reports released last week, be nominated to


A Full House at the FCC as Two “New” Commissioners Confirmed
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • August 7 2017

Since the beginning of the year, the FCC has been acting with fewer than its full complement of Commissioners. Since the January departures of


Court Rejects Stay on FCC’s Reinstatement of UHF Discount - Does it Mean TV Ownership Consolidation is in the Clear?
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • June 16 2017

Yesterday, in a very short one page decision, the US Court of Appeals rejected the requests filed by public interest groups to stay the effect of the


Court Issues an Administrative Stay on Effective Date of Reinstatement of UHF Discount While It Considers Arguments as to Whether to Put the Discount on Hold
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • June 2 2017

When the FCC last month reinstated the UHF discount (see our article here), it opened the door to ownership consolidation in the television industry


More on Flo & Eddie: Federal Court Certifies to California State Court Question of Whether There is a Public Performance Right in Pre-1972 Sound Recordings
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • March 16 2017

The music battle continues over the question of whether state laws provide a public performance right in pre-1972 sound recordings. While, as we


Flo and Eddie NY Suit on Pre-1972 Sound Recordings Ordered Dismissed By Court of Appeals - No Issues with Copies Made in the Transmission Process
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • February 17 2017

This week, the US Court of Appeals essentially ended Flo and Eddie's New York case against Sirius XM where it tried to establish a public performance


What’s Up for Broadcasters in Washington Under the New Administration - A Look Ahead at TV and Radio FCC Issues for the Rest of 2017
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • February 15 2017

A new President and a new Chair of the FCC have already demonstrated that change is in the air in Washington. Already we've seen Chairman Pai lead


Incentive Auction News: Stage 3 Forward Auction Closes After One Round, Stage 4 to Commence Next Week; GAO Issues Report on Effects on LPTV; Court Dismisses Appeal of Class A Exclusion from Auction
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • December 6 2016

Yesterday was a busy day for the TV incentive auction, where the FCC is attempting to clear portions of the TV band by paying TV stations to


Update: More on Marijuana Advertising
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • August 19 2016

In the few days since I posted this update on concerns about marijuana advertising, there has been much attention devoted to the subject - and none


FCC Chairman Releases Summary of Media Ownership Reform Proposals - Little Change in Existing Ownership Rules, Reinstatement of JSA Ban
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • June 29 2016

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler this week released a "fact sheet" setting out a summary of the draft order now circulating among the FCC Commissioners for