What’s Next for Television Joint Sales Agreements, Shared Services Agreements, and Joint Retransmission Negotiations?
A fierce battle is shaping up in DC about relationships into which same-market broadcasters may enter. In one corner are FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, the cable industry, and several “public interest” groups (although, as noted below, some have accused Chairman Wheeler of not going far enough).
March is one of those few months on the FCC’s regulatory calendar where there are few routine filing deadlines.
Trio of NALs for Antenna Structure Violations Highlight Application of Aggravating Factors – Being Bigger is a Liability
The release of three notices of liability in the past two weeks regarding alleged violations of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC’s) antenna structure violations by the FCC’s Enforcement Bureau (Bureau) reveals the extent to which size may trump uncooperative and extended non-compliant behavior when it comes to proposed forfeitures.
FCC’s September, 2013 denial of reconsideration finally makes it to the Federal Register
In an important development for product demonstration claims, a federal court recently dismissed with prejudice a lawsuit claiming that Apple’s advertising overstated the voice recognition capability for Siri.
According to the news service mlex, on 27 February 2014 the European Commission adopted a formal Statement of Objections against the Spanish operator Telefónica’s plan to buy E-plus of Germany, laying out concerns that deal could harm competition and lead to price increases.
The European Union is promising its citizens better access to online music thanks to a new directive focusing on “the collective management of copyright and related rights and multi-territorial licensing of rights in musical works for online use in the internal market” (the Directive).