FCC Requests Initial Public Comments On ATSC 3.0 Proposal for Next Generation of Over-the-Air TV

By | Broadcast Law Blog | April 27, 2016
FCC Requests Initial Public Comments On ATSC 3.0 Proposal for Next Generation of Over-the-Air TV

The FCC has released a Public Notice, as promised by FCC Chairman Wheeler at last week’s NAB convention, asking for public comment on the proposal filed by the National Association of Broadcasters, the Consumer Technology Association and others requesting that the Commission approve ATSC 3.0, the next transmission system for over-the-air television broadcasting.

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Washington Football Franchise Calls an Audible, Tries to Score at the Supreme Court

Last week, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) in Lee v. Simon Shiao Tam, asked the United States Supreme Court to reverse the decision of the United States Federal Circuit, which held that trademark law’s ban on “disparaging” trademark registrations violates the First Amendment. 

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Texas Attorney General Opines That Online Fantasy Sports Leagues Are Illegal in Texas

Adding his voice to the voices of other state attorneys general around the country who have addressed the issue recently, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton issued an opinion (No. KP-0057) on January 19, 2016, considering the legality of paid fantasy sports leagues such as DraftKings.com and FanDuel.com under state law – in this case, Texas state law.

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