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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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Supreme Court and FCC Issue Important TCPA Decisions

Two recent developments involving the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) highlight ongoing disputes over restrictions surrounding the use and definition of automatic telephone dialing systems (ATDS) for calls placed to mobile devices. 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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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 opt-o… 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 expres… 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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