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FCC Announces Effective Date of Requirement for Public File Access to TV Shared Services Agreements
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • March 26 2018

On Friday, the FCC released a Public Notice announcing that the rules requiring the inclusion in the online public file of TV station “shared services


Using Copyrighted Content on a Website - Including News Articles and Videos - Secure the Rights!
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • March 21 2018

In recent weeks, I have had several calls from broadcasters asking if it was permissible to copy articles from other news sources and post them on the


Next Media Regulation Modernization Item - Easing Transfer of Satellite TV Stations
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • March 5 2018

The FCC last week released its tentative agenda for its March open meeting. On it was a single item dealing with broadcast issues, a draft Notice of


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


SoundExchange to Audit Records of Streaming by Alpha Media, Music Choice, and Google
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • January 30 2018

Last week, the Copyright Royalty Board published a Federal Register Notice announcing that SoundExchange was auditing broadcaster Alpha Media as well


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


January Regulatory Dates for Broadcasters - Quarterly Issues Programs Lists and Children’s Television Reports, FM Translator Window, Main Studio Rule Change and Streaming Requirements
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • January 2 2018

The holidays are over, and while the regulation never stops, it is time to once again buckle down and look at what is on the horizon for broadcasters


Copyright Office Issues Reminder About Need for Services Seeking Safe Harbor for User-Generated Content Under Section 512 to File in Electronic System by December 31
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • December 14 2017

The Copyright Office yesterday issued a "Final Reminder" to Internet Services that want to be able to assert that they are insulated from Copyright


December Regulatory Dates for Broadcasters - EEO, TV and Translator Filing Windows, Ancillary Revenue Reports, Main Studio Rule Effective Date, Copyright Office Take-Down Notice Registration and More
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • November 29 2017

While the end of the year is just about upon us, that does not mean that broadcasters can ignore the regulatory world and celebrate the holidays all


December FCC Meeting to be an Important One for Broadcasters and Other Media Companies
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • November 28 2017

Last week, just before Thanksgiving, the FCC released the tentative agenda for its December meeting. From that agenda, it appears that the meeting