The LPFM juggernaut that has been moving forward with impressive speed all year seems, incredibly enough, to be gaining momentum.
USAC has begun the launch process for the National Lifeline Accountability Database (NLAD), and is ready to receive data from ETCs and begin the scrubbing process for the first five states (Maryland, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Washington) as of December 2.
Goldiebox, Inc., the toy company that created a viral promotional parody video using the Beastie Boys’ song “Girls,” is now willing to drop its lawsuit seeking a declaratory judgment that the video makes fair use of the Beastie Boys’ track.
It was the ad video gone viral of three young girls proudly showing off their elaborate Rube Goldberg machine made of repurposed pink toys.
All About Advertising Law wishes all of its retailers and consumer product company readers a profitable holiday shopping season.
In a Public Notice released last week, the FCC announced new procedures for consumers to file complaints against companies to allege violations of the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 (“CVAA”), the goal of which is to ensure that people with disabilities have access to advanced communications services (“ACS”). Generally, ACS is one-way VoIP, electronic messaging (email, text, IM) and interoperable video conferencing.
If you’ve got your eye on a vanity toll free telephone number you’d like to use – or if you might want to expand an existing vanity number to include another toll free area code – listen up: New toll free area code 844 is about to make its debut. And now the FCC has announced how numbers in that area code are going to be assigned.
Perhaps you remember the individual who saw the FCC turn down his same applications 11 separate times over the last 13 years or so. In 2011 (in connection with Rejection Number 11), an exasperated FCC took the unusual step of forbidding the applicant from filing again on this matter, unless he first obtained prior approval from the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. (After giving the applicant a chance to respond, the FCC confirmed the prior-approval requirement.)
The top story in the UK media today is about alleged corruption in English football. Someone said to be a “fixer” for betting syndicates was secretly recorded boasting that the results of English lower-league matches and even international matches could be bought, once the price was right.
On 13 November 2013, in the case of Paramount Home Entertainment Limited & Others and British Sky Broadcasting Limited & Others  EWHC 3479 (Ch), Arnold J granted a blocking order requested by six major film studios.