FCC Reminder (Redux): Cell Phone Jammers Are STILL Illegal

By | CommLawBlog | December 16, 2014
FCC Reminder (Redux): Cell Phone Jammers Are STILL Illegal

Having recently spanked Marriott for $600K for interrupting private Wi-Fi use at one of its hotel properties – concern about which presumably prompted Marriott to seek formal guidance about just how far they can go in managing Wi-Fi use at their venues – the Commission has issued another of its ever-popular “Enforcement Advisories” warning against the use of jammers to interfere with cellphone, Wi-Fi or GPS devices.

Paris Court of Appeal Orders Video-sharing Website Dailymotion to Pay Substantial Damages for Failure to Promptly Remove Infringing Content

In a recent decision of the Paris Court of Appeal dated 2 December 2014, the French video-sharing website Dailymotion was held liable to pay more than 1,2 million Euros in damages to the French TV channel TF1 and other stakeholders on the grounds that Dailymotion did not promptly remove around 60 videos unlawfully made available online in breach of TF1′s rights.

FCC’S Notice of Opportunity to Comment On Robocalls and Call-Blocking Issues Raised by 39 Attorneys General

FCC’S Notice of Opportunity to Comment On Robocalls and Call-Blocking Issues Raised by 39 Attorneys General

On November 24, the FCC released a wide-ranging public notice seeking comment on a September 9, 2014, letter from the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG), purportedly written “on behalf of the millions of Americans regularly receiving unwanted and harassing telemarketing calls.”