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Wait, What Did They Just Say? FCC Provides More Flexibility to Broadcasters for Disclosure Requirements in its Contest Rule

“Open to legal U.S. residents 18 and older.”  “Void where prohibited.”  We’ve all seen or heard ads for contests that end with rapid-fire statements like these.  But thanks to a recent FCC Report and Order, going forward, broadcasters will have substantially more flexibility as to the medium they choose to announce rules for contests and … Continue Reading

Ninth Circuit Shreds Guitar Price-Fixing Action

In a humbucker of a decision issued August 25, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the dismissal of a price-fixing case brought against five guitar and amplifier makers, their industry trade association, and retailer Guitar Center. Basing its decision on the Supremes’ pop standard Bell Atlantic Corp. v. Twombly, 550 U.S. 544 (2007), the … Continue Reading

Applying the Video Privacy Protection Act to Online Streaming

Viewers are streaming more online video content than ever before.  Whether visiting a website, downloading an app, or watching on a “smart” TV, viewers want access to content anywhere, at any time, on any device.  In turn, major networks, cable channels, and online content providers are racing to keep this digital stream flowing. When video … Continue Reading
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