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Supreme Court Ruling Narrows TCPA ATDS Definition; But TCPA Remains A Litigation Risk

The Supreme Court has issued an important ruling regarding the definition of an “automatic telephone dialing system” (“ATDS”) under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”). Read More
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FCC Announces Auction 109 Rules and Temporary Filing Freeze

The FCC has announced deadlines and procedures for Auction 109, and a temporary freeze on FM commercial and noncommercial educational minor change applications. Read More
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Categories: Broadcast and Media

Analysis: Supreme Court Rules in Favor of FCC, Broadcasters and Newspaper Publishers

In a 9-0 decision that represents a victory for broadcasters and newspaper publishers, the Supreme Court ruled that the FCC’s 2017 decision relaxing and eliminating certain multiple ownership rules was reasonable and properly based on the record in t… Read More
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Categories: Broadcast and Media

Supreme Court Rules in Favor of FCC, Broadcasters, and Newspaper Publishers

The Supreme Court has issued a unanimous decision in Federal Communications Commission et al. v. Prometheus Radio Project et al. Read More
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April 10, 2021 Deadline for Quarterly Television Reports

By April 10, 2021, full power and Class A television stations must file quarterly reports for the first quarter of 2021. Read More
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Categories: Broadcast and Media

April 10, 2021 Deadline for Quarterly Radio Issues-Responsive Programming Lists

The quarterly listing of issues-responsive programming broadcast between January 1, 2021 and March 31, 2021 must be uploaded to radio station online public inspection files by April 10, 2021. Read More
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Categories: Broadcast and Media

FCC Reminds Broadcasters About Sponsorship Identification Requirements

The FCC has issued an Enforcement Advisory reminding broadcasters that they must comply with all sponsorship identification laws. Federal law requires broadcast radio and television stations to disclose when programming has been paid for by sponsors. Read More
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Categories: Broadcast and Media

S. Jenell Trigg Instructing for FCBA Technology, Media, and Telecommunications (TMT) Law and Policy Certificate Program

S. Jenell Trigg is an instructor for the Federal Communications Bar Association’s Technology, Media, and Telecommunications (TMT) Law and Policy Certificate Program, the academic enrichment and skills component of its Diversity Pipeline Program (DPP)… Read More
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Categories: Firm News

Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act Signed Into Law

Virginia is now the second state to enact a comprehensive privacy law to enhance the protection of consumers’ data and expand consumer privacy rights. The Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act was signed into law on March 2. Read More
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New Next Gen TV (ATSC 3.0) "Broadcast Internet" Rules Take Effect March 26, 2021

The FCC’s recent Order with respect to rules for broadcasters choosing to implement the Next Gen TV standard (also known as ATSC 3.0) will become effective on March 26, 2021. Read More
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Categories: Broadcast and Media

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