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Government Shutdown Delays Start of Webcasting Royalty Proceeding
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • January 15 2019

In our summary of January regulatory issues for broadcasters, we suggested that the Copyright Royalty Board this month might start WEB V, the next


Copyright Royalty Board Final Decision on Rates for Business Establishment Services
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • January 11 2019

In one of those year-end decisions that got lost in the holiday rush, in late November, the Copyright Royalty Board issued its final ruling on the


January Regulatory Dates for Broadcasters - The Shutdown Does Not Put Everything on Hold
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • January 8 2019

We typically publish our article about upcoming regulatory dates before the beginning of each month, but this month, the looming FCC shutdown and


Playing Music in Bars and Restaurants - Cautions When Allowing Broadcast Stations to Play in Retail Outlets
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • December 12 2018

Yesterday, I noted a news story about a bar that stopped hosting live music when it was hit with a lawsuit by BMI because it had not paid royalties


No Cost of Living Change in Webcasting Royalties for 2019 - Rate Proceeding for 2021-2026 about to Begin
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • December 10 2018

Last week, the Copyright Royalty Board announced its calculations for whether there would be a cost of living increase in the 2019 rates that


FCC Starts Warning Stations of Noncompliance with Online Public Inspection File Rules
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • December 6 2018

This morning, the FCC has started to email out notices to numerous radio stations throughout the country, notifying them that there are issues with


Podcaster Sued for Copyright Infringement for Using Music without Permission - Remember ASCAP, BMI and SESAC Licenses Don’t Cover All the Rights Needed for Podcasting
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • November 29 2018

It was news earlier this week when a company that promotes poker was sued by one of the major record labels and publishing companies for the use of


The Importance of Assessing the Safety and Security of Broadcast Stations and Their Personnel
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • November 27 2018

A topic not much discussed among broadcasters, but one that should be paramount in the future planning of all broadcast companies, is insuring the


Comment Dates Set on FCC Proposals to Change Clear Channel AM Interference Protection Standards
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • November 20 2018

The FCC last month released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking suggesting a lessening of the interference protections afforded to Class A AM stations -


Another Caution on Social Media - Be Careful What You Share
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • November 20 2018

Can retweeting or sharing someone else’s content get you into trouble? Possibly, based on news reports of a recently filed lawsuit seeking damages