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In Search for Copyright Relief, Pandora Opens Box of Ownership Requirements

By | May 10th, 2015|Legal News|

Alien ownership conditions imposed on Internet radio service when it tries to buy small-town radio station This is the story of how Pandora, in an effort to cut its copyright royalty costs, managed to saddle itself with a complex array of ownership rep...

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STELAR Redux: FCC Launches Market Mod Rulemaking

By | April 9th, 2015|Legal News|

Some old, some new standards likely for MVPD, satellite market modification proceedings, thanks to Congress When you think of satellite TV, with its nation-wide reach, you may not immediately think of “local” service. But local service is a...

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Form 323: So Long, SUFRNs; Hello, RUFRNs?

By | February 16th, 2015|Legal News|

Another ownership reporting cycle, another acronym: the FCC continues to struggle to devise an ownership reporting mechanism that will give the Commission what it wants. The Commission has once again waded into the muck of how individual interest holde...

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FCC KO’s Sports Blackout Rules

By | October 24th, 2014|Legal News|

The clock is running down for the FCC’s sports blackout rules. The two-minute warning (actually, the 31-day warning) has been whistled. As pretty much everybody expected, the Commission abolished its blackout rules late last month. That action is...

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