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Supreme Court Strikes Down Federal Prohibition On Sports Betting

The U.S. Supreme Court has struck down a federal law that prohibited states from authorizing sports betting.  Read More
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Court Decision Results in Favorable Changes to FCC TCPA Rules

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has overturned parts of the Federal Communications Commission’s 2015 Declaratory Ruling and Order that expanded compliance requirements under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).  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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FCC Solicited Fax Opt-Out Notice Rule Overturned

In a recent decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit struck down the FCC’s 2006 Solicited Fax Rule.  The Solicited Fax Rule required the sender of a fax to include a clear and conspicuous statement that the recipient has a right to op… Read More
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Broadcaster Group Asks FCC Not to Extend Written Consent Rule to All Calls/Texts - March 27, 2017 Deadline for Reply Comments

A group of radio broadcasters has filed Joint Comments asking the FCC to reject a Petition that would require senders of all telephone calls and text messages that use autodialer or artificial voice/prerecorded technology to obtain written prior ex… Read More
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FCC’s Waiver of Retroactive Application of 2012 Robocall Rules Does Not Apply to All Businesses

As noted in our memo dated July 24, 2015, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released its much anticipated omnibus Declaratory Ruling and Order (Order) concerning more than 20 petitions and requests for clarification of the FCC’s rules imple… Read More
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2012 Robocall Rules Are Retroactive

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released its much anticipated omnibus Declaratory Ruling and Order (Order) concerning more than twenty petitions and requests for clarification of the FCC’s rules implementing the Telephone Consumer Protect… Read More
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SoundExchange Minimum Fee Payments for 2015 Due February 2

Commercial and noncommercial entities streaming sound recordings over the Internet under statutory licensing are reminded that the annual minimum webcasting fee for 2015 is due to be paid to SoundExchange no later than February 2, 2015. The annual min… Read More
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TCPA Clarification – ALL Fax Ads Require Opt-Out Notice; Retroactive Waiver Requests Must Be Filed With FCC By April 30, 2015

The Federal Communications Commission recently announced that all fax advertisements, including those sent with the prior express permission or invitation of the recipient, are required to contain an opt-out notice.  The opt-out notice contained i… Read More
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California Minor Eraser Law and Prohibitions on Certain Advertising and Marketing Activities Aimed at Minors Effective January 1, 2015

The California Online Privacy Protection Act of 2003 (CalOPPA) remains the only law in the nation that requires a privacy policy for all commercial websites, online services, and online or mobile applications.  Effective January 1, 2015, a new amendm… Read More
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