Matthew Lasar argues that the FCC did a few nice things this year making it deserving of something other than coal in the stocking. Included in that list are asking Congress to restore LPFM, putting a cap on cable companies limiting them to serving no more than 30% of the nation’s subscribers, and the localism […]
Archive | December, 2007
On this evening’s radioshow John referenced a blog post by Art Brodsky at Public Knowledge’s Policy Blog: Let’s See If the FCC Is Serious About Stopping the Next Media Consolidation. And don’t miss John’s Enforcement Action Database for 2007 at DIYMedia.net.
The Consumer Federation of America‘s Mark Cooper is arguably one of the smartest guys looking out for the public interest in media law and regulation. He has a very broad and deep understanding of the law and economics and how it applies to the spheres of policy and regulation. The Columbia Journalism Review interviewed him […]
Media Access Project’s Harold Feld has written an interesting analysis of FCC Chairman Kevin Martin’s history of positions and decisions. Feld claims that Martin’s approach is very consistent, marked by a brand of free-market pragmatism he calls “First Church of the Market — Reformed”: Like most Republicans, Kevin Martin is all about the deregulated free […]
Never doubt the power of the lobby. Despite all the public uproar over the rising royalties levied on online radio broadcasters, paid to the recording industry, Congress is now considering putting similar royalties onto traditional broadcast radio. The fact that no royalties are paid by radio stations to the owners of the “performance” on a […]