Federal Law Now Prohibits Censoring Unfavorable Reviews

By | March 13th, 2017|Legal News|

Under a new federal law, businesses are forbidden from restricting, prohibiting or penalizing consumer-posted reviews of the business or its goods and services. The Consumer Review Fairness Act of 2016 goes into effect tomorrow, March 14, 2017, and declares unlawful any “form contract” that prohibits or restricts the ability of an individual to engage in […]

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FCC’s Efforts to Expand Video Description May Spark Debate on Statutory Authority

By | March 31st, 2016|Legal News|

The FCC’s video description rules require covered broadcasters and MVPDs to provide audio-narration of the key visual elements of a program during pauses in the dialogue so as to make it more accessible to individuals who are blind or visually impaired. Under the current rules (which Congress in 2010 directed the FCC to reinstate after […]

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FCC Reveals the Details of Its Preemption of Municipal Broadband Restrictions

By | March 27th, 2015|Legal News|

By Scott R. Flick and David Burns As we posted earlier, the FCC voted at its February meeting to preempt state laws in Tennessee and North Carolina restricting municipalities from providing broadband service. The FCC has now released the text of its...

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The Net Neutrality Drama Plays On

By | February 26th, 2015|Legal News|

By Scott R. Flick and Paul A. Cicelski The FCC voted on net neutrality rules in an open meeting today (that was delayed an hour due to yet more snow in DC), and the highly anticipated vote ran into a few last minute snags. First, Commissioner Mignon ...

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