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New TCPA Compliance Requirements for Calls to Residential Numbers Exempt From Prior Express Consent

The FCC has updated the requirements for certain calls to residential numbers that are exempt from the Telephone Consumer Protection Act’s (TCPA) prior express consent requirement. Read More
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Lerman Senter to Offer COVID Relief Legislation Webinar This Thursday, January 14, at 3:00 pm

Steve Coran and Jeff Carlisle of Lerman Senter will present a webinar on the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 to clients this Thursday, January 14 at 3:00 pm. Read More
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Categories: Firm News

Securing Copyright and Trademark Rights for Broadcasts and Promotions Related to NFL Championship Games and Super Bowl LV (55)

Super Bowl LV (55) will be held on February 7, 2021 in Tampa. The NFL carefully protects its Super Bowl copyrights and trademarks. Read More
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Categories: Broadcast and Media

FCC Revises Application Fees

The FCC has issued a Report and Order that significantly updates and revises the fees the FCC charges to process applications, modifications, amendments, license renewals, and various other filings. Read More
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Categories: Broadcast and Media

Annual KidVid Reports Due February 1, 2021; Commercial Limits Certifications Due January 30, 2021

Commercial broadcast television stations must file annual KidVid reports by February 1, 2021. Read More
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Categories: Broadcast and Media

January 10, 2021 Deadline for Quarterly Television Reports: Issues-Responsive Programming Lists and Class A Eligibility Certifications

By January 10, 2021, full power and Class A television stations must file quarterly reports for the fourth quarter of 2020. Read More
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Categories: Broadcast and Media

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

The quarterly listing of issues-responsive programming broadcast between October 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020 must be uploaded to radio station online public inspection files by January 10, 2021. Read More
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Categories: Broadcast and Media

FCC Threatens Large Fines Against Landlords Who Allow Pirate Radio Broadcasts on Their Property

The Federal Communications Commission has issued notices to landlords and property managers threatening fines of up to $2,000,000 for allowing so-called “pirate radio” broadcasts from their properties. Read More
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Categories: Broadcast and Media

FCC Seeks Input on FM Booster "Zonecasting" Proposal

The FCC is asking for comments on a proposal to allow FM booster stations to originate limited amounts of geo-targeted programming independent of their primary stations. Read More
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Categories: Broadcast and Media

Audio Description Rules to Expand to New Markets Beginning January 1, 2021

Effective December 30, 2020, the FCC’s audio description rules will apply to new markets beyond the top 60. Read More
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Categories: Broadcast and Media

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