Check out this article on the work that Navajo Nation is doing to bring wireless broadband to the reservation.
In one of the first major pronouncements of his Chairmanship, new FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler blogged that the incentive auction of broadcast spectrum will be delayed – from 2014 to mid-2015. Most observers commended the revised schedule, recognizing that it provides the Commission with additional time to develop the rules and procedures for one of the most complex spectrum auctions ever conducted. For broadcasters, the schedule also provides additional time to consider what the incentive auction means for them.
January Regulatory Dates for Broadcasters and Webcasters – Children’s Television Reports, Quarterly Issues Programs List, Webcaster Elections and Minimum Fees, the Return of Lowest Unit Rates and More!
A new month in a new year, and a number of new regulatory dates are upon us for broadcasters – and important dates for webcasters also fall in this month.
As many consumers have just made new year’s resolutions to slim down and shape up, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced a new initiative – called “Operation Failed Resolution” – aimed at cracking down on false and deceptive claims made by marketers of fad weight loss products. As part of this initiative, the FTC sent letters to publishers, broadcasters, and other media outlets, asking for their cooperation in screening ads for false and deceptive claims and rejecting ads for products that claim to produce weight loss results that are too good to be true.
FTC Announces Settlement with Makers of “Genetically Customized” Dietary Supplements and Skin Serums
The FTC earlier this week announced settlements with two companies that sold “genetically customized” dietary supplements and skin serums through multilevel marketing.
In 2003, the FTC issued Red Flag: A Reference Guide for Media on Bogus Weight Loss Claim Detection.
The Virginia Court of Appeals held this week that Internet users who may have posted fake reviews of companies do not have a right to remain anonymous.
A federal magistrate judge in California recently ruled that Hulu LLC users do not need to demonstrate an actual injury beyond the wrongful disclosure of personally identifiable information to recover damages under the federal Video Privacy Protection Act, a ruling that may ease the road to recovery for other VPPA plaintiffs.
China: Draft Administrative Measure for Transaction Rules of Online Retailing Conducted On Third-party Platform
On 26 September 2013, China’s Ministry of Commerce (“MOFCOM“) released a draft of the Online Retailing Conducted on Third-Party Platforms Transaction Rules Administrative Procedures (网络零售第三方平台交易规则管理办法) (the “Draft Transaction Rules Procedures“), which aims to regulate transaction rules stipulated by third-party service platforms.
General Mills’ announcement that it will be introducing Cheerios with nonGMO ingredients has created quite the media splash, even putting a dent in coverage of the polar vortex. As some media reports have noted, however, a GMO-free Cheerios is not that big a stretch as there is very little in Cheerios that has a GMO equivalent (Oats, the primary ingredient, are not a genetically modified food.)