FCC Fines Station $7000 for Violation of Main Studio Rule – Good Reminder On Broadcast Main Studio Requirements

By | Broadcast Law Blog | December 17, 2014
FCC Fines Station $7000 for Violation of Main Studio Rule – Good Reminder On Broadcast Main Studio Requirements

The FCC issued a Forfeiture Order this week, fining a station $7000 for violations of the main studio rule. The facts of the case were set out in a Notice of Apparent Liability issued back in February, where the licensee had claimed that its studio was in a location that was shared with another broadcaster who had agreed to lease it space. 

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.”

FCC Forges New Ground On Enforcement of Data Security Duties Under Communications Act

By | Technology's Legal Edge | December 11, 2014

On October 24, 2014, in its first data security enforcement action outside of the CPNI context, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or the “Commission”) issued a Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture of $10,000,000 against two telecommunications providers TerraCom, Inc. and YourTel America, Inc. (the “Companies”) providing telecom services to low-income consumers pursuant to the Lifeline program overseen by the FCC.