On Thursday, the White House announced the nomination of CPSC Executive Director Elliot F. Kaye to chair the agency. If confirmed by the Senate, Mr. Kaye would fill former Chairwoman Inez Tenenbaum’s position, which has been vacant since she left at the expiration of her term in October 2013. Mr. Kaye’s term would end in October 2020.
The recent Washington Post story linking the Koch brothers to the Keystone XL Pipeline, via their leaseholds on acreage in the Alberta, Canada, tar sands, is interesting because of what was said in the piece, and because of what its critics have said about it. But mostly it’s interesting because it’s the kind of flap whose resolution will be an early indication of the kind of editorial product Jeff Bezos wants to own.
As we reported in our recent DWT Alert, cable operators and other Wi-Fi service providers are likely to deploy additional broadband network facilities following yesterday’s FCC action to adopt an order setting aside an additional 100 MHz of unlicensed spectrum for Unlicensed National Information Infrastructure (U-NII) devices operating in the 5150-5250 MHz portion of the 5 GHz U-NII-1 band.
FCC Attributes JSAs, to Examine SSAs and Network Nonduplication and Syndex Rules – a Return to the 1980s?
The FCC meeting yesterday proposed to attribute Joint Sales Agreements (making them “count” for multiple ownership purposes – meaning that one broadcaster can’t do a JSA with another station unless it can own the other station).
Public notices suggest apparent redirection of auction funds to provide universal cable service.
FCC approval of AT&T acquisition of Leap Wireless reduces roster of nationwide carriers by 20%.
FCC Acts to Attribute Television JSAs and Prohibit Joint Retransmission Consent Agreements; Initiates 2014 Quadrennial Ownership Review
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) today took actions that implicate media ownership and television retransmission consent negotiations.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has adopted two Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) decisions that significantly impact compliance obligations for a wide range of organizations that make or facilitate voice calls or text messages to consumers.
On 12 March 2014 the Legislative Decree no. 21 of 2014 implementing the EU Consumers Directive 2011/83/UE (the “Decree“) has been published on the Italian Official Journal. The new provisions will enter into force on June 13, 2014 and will apply to contracts concluded after such date, replacing articles 45-67 of the Italian Consumer Code.