On March, 7, the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (“PUC”) issued a public notice reminding eligible low income Minnesotans that they must re-certify their eligibility in order to continue to receive benefits under the federal Lifeline and the state Telephone Assistance Program (“TAP”) for low income individuals.
Your cell phone rings. You pause the movie, untangle from your significant other, and stride across the room to answer it. “Hello there!” says the cheerful recorded voice. “We’re calling about your credit card! Are you paying too much interest?”
On March 13, Senator Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) sent a letter to FCC Chairman Genachowski to “express concern about the state of the Lifeline program” and asking the FCC to “immediately” make radical changes to the program.
This morning, FCC Commission Mignon Clyburn spoke to the Consumer Federation of America’s 2013 Consumer Assembly. In her remarks, she addressed the FCC’s recent reforms of its universal service rules, including the Lifeline program.
On March 1, 2013 after intense debate over the last several months, the German Bundestag passed new legislation that could prohibit search engines, such as Google and Yahoo, from displaying snippets of news stories without obtaining the publisher’s permission and paying a license fee for these excerpts.
In the long-running reality show “Survivor – 2003 FM Translators”, if you happen to be a player whose FM translator applications haven’t yet been kicked off the island, heads up: the Media Bureau has just announced the next challenge.
Next Step in Processing 2003 FM Translator Applications – FCC Asks for LPFM Preclusion Studies from Major Market Applicants
The next step in processing of the translators from the 2003 FM translator window is now upon us.
On March 12, 2013, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released new guidance for online advertisers, providing specific tips and examples of how to make disclosures clear and conspicuous, and, therefore, not deceptive in the context of emerging technologies, space-constrained screens, and social media platforms.
On March 12, 2013, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued an important update to its “Dot Com Disclosures” guide to advertisers on making effective online disclosures.
In a first of its kind suit, on March 7, 2013, the sports-apparel retailer Genesco filed a lawsuit against Visa for recovery of fines that Visa issued against Genesco after it suffered a data breach.