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FY 2020 FCC Regulatory Fees Due September 25, 2020

Payment of FCC regulatory fees for FY 2020 (which cover the period October 1, 2019 – September 30, 2020) is due by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on Friday, September 25, 2020. Read More
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White House Clarifies and Expands Executive Branch Review of Foreign Participation in FCC Regulated Telecom Services

The President has issued an Executive Order making changes to the process by which Executive Branch national security, law enforcement, trade and other agencies review FCC applications filed by telecommunications service providers. Read More
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Securing Copyright and Trademark Rights for Broadcasts and Promotions Related to NFL Championship Games and Super Bowl LIV (54)

The NFL carefully protects its copyrights and trademarks for the Conference Championship playoff games and the Super Bowl. If your station plans to conduct promotions or contests related to these games, you should obtain all necessary licenses to avoid… Read More
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Broadcasts and Promotions Related to the 2018 World Cup

One of the world’s premier sporting events, the 2018 World Cup, begins on June 14, 2018. Read More
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Broadcasts and Promotions Related to the 2018 NCAA Basketball Championships

The NCAA national men’s basketball tournament will begin on March 13, 2018, and end with the men’s final on April 2, 2018, at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. The women’s tournament will begin on March 16, 2018, and end with the women’s fin… Read More
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Broadcasts and Promotions Related to the 2018 NCAA Basketball Championships

The NCAA national men’s basketball tournament will begin on March 13, 2018, and end with the men’s final on April 2, 2018, at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. The women’s tournament will begin on March 16, 2018, and end with the women’s fin… Read More
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Broadcasts and Promotions Related to the 2018 Olympic Games in PyeongChang

The 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea begin on Friday, February 9, 2018. Because the Olympic organizing committees have in the past been quite vigilant in protecting the trademarks and copyrights associated with the Olympics, broadc… Read More
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Broadcasts and Promotions Related to the NFL Championship Games and Super Bowl 52

Following the National Football League (“NFL”) Conference Championship games, Super Bowl LII (or 52) will be held on February 4, 2018, at the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The NFL diligently protects its copyright and trademark right… Read More
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Electronically Filed DMCA Registrations Due by December 31, 2017

The U.S. Copyright Office (USCO) issued new rules last year requiring online service providers, including website and app operators, that previously filed a paper registration for a designated agent under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) to… Read More
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RMLC and GMR Agree to Interim License Agreement Extension Through March 31, 2018

Earlier this year, the Radio Music License Committee (RMLC) and the performing rights organization Global Music Rights (GMR) reached an interim arrangement that allowed commercial radio stations to sign an interim license agreement to receive a nine-mo… Read More
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