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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


Agenda for FCC’s December Meeting - Start of Next Quadrennial Review of the Ownership Rules and Elimination of License Posting Requirement
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • November 21 2018

The agenda for the FCC’s December 12 open meeting is to be released today. As has become customary, the Chairman yesterday blogged about the issues to


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


FCC Fine for Premature Construction of Radio Station - Don’t Construct New Facilities Without FCC Permission
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • November 19 2018

The FCC has for decades prohibited the “premature construction” of broadcast stations - constructing new stations or new facilities for existing


Hey Alexa - Remind Me How Much You Are Increasing My SoundExchange Music Royalties
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • November 14 2018

In the last year, the popularity of Alexa, Google Home and similar “smart speaker” devices has led to discussions at almost every broadcast