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House Energy and Commerce Committee Seeks Stakeholder Input On Issues For Communications Act Rewrite

Posted in Legislation
The House Energy and Commerce Committee has issued a white paper and request for stakeholder input as part of its effort to rewrite the Communications Act.  As we previously wrote, Full Committee Chairman (R-MI) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) announced in December plans to work toward a wholesale rewrite of the… Continue Reading

Can Radio and Television Stations Run Ads for Online Gambling Operations? It Depends…

Posted in Broadcast Regulation, Contests, First Amendment, Legislation
Today, advertisements for brick-and-mortar casinos provide significant revenue streams for broadcasters across the country.  Such was not always the case.  Just over a decade ago, the federal broadcast lottery statute – 18 U.S.C. §1304, as amended by 18 U.S.C. §1307 – prohibited the broadcast of casino-related advertisements by broadcasters located in a state that had… Continue Reading

What the Media Industry Needs to Know About the Communications Act Rewrite

Posted in Broadcast Regulation, Legislation
Earlier this week, House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) announced plans to hold hearings and commission white papers next year in preparation for a wholesale rewrite of the Communications Act in 2015.  For the media industry, a Communications Act rewrite could substantially alter… Continue Reading