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Internet Radio Fairness Act debate opens in Washington

http://articles.latimes.com

Google and Pandora Internet Radio support FCC regulators setting pricing for content played over the internet [IRFA (HR 6480 and S3609)]. Musicians, record companies and performing rights organizations are lining up in opposition to the bills.

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FOX fights the FCC all the way to the Supreme Court

http://silverunderground.com

You know the world has gone insane when FOX is on the side of liberty. This week the Supreme Court is hearing arguments in the case of FOX v. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) over “fleeting expletives” uttered by Nicole Richie and Cher at the Billboard Music Awards almost 10 years ago (That’s the swift hand of justice for you).

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Cellphones Get Government Chips For Disaster Alert

http://mobile.slashdot.org

The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Julius Genachowski, said the Commercial Mobile Alert System that Congress approved in 2006 will direct messages to cellphones in case of a terrorist attack, natural disaster, or other serious emergency. There will be at least three levels of messages, ranging from a critical national alert from the president to warnings about impending or occurring national disasters to alerts about missing or abducted children.

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FCC Kills Company's Bid to Offer Free Wireless Broadband

http://www.fastcompany.com

M2Z, a California company, had high hopes of offering coast-to-coast wireless Internet access at no cost to the end-user by using a bit of wireless spectrum that has remained unassigned since the Clinton administration. The FCC, however, had a different take on M2Z's advertiser-supported plan. That take was simply "No". The FCC, an unaccountable and unelected organization that claims the responsibility for "regulating interstate and international communications" denied without comment the company's bid to use the dormant spectrum.

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Court rules FCC crackdown on curse words is unconstitutional

http://www.nydailynews.com

TV shows can get four-letter filthy after an appeals court ruling Tuesday declared the Federal Communications Commission's indecency rule unconstitutional.

The ruling, with provocative implications for evening TV, prompted cheers and jeers - and means the F-word might soon air on a network near you.

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TV Indecency Rule Struck Down by U.S. Appeals Court

http://www.businessweek.com

A federal appeals court in New York struck down a U.S. Federal Communications Commission policy that penalizes profanity in broadcasting, saying it violates the television networks’ First Amendment right to free speech....

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Federal appeals court tosses FCC's fleeting expletives policy

http://news.yahoo.com

NEW YORK – A federal appeals court on Tuesday tossed out a government policy that can lead to broadcasters being fined for allowing even a single curse word on live television, concluding that the rule was unconstitutionally vague and had a chilling effect on broadcasters.

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FCC Issues $10k Fines To NY, NJ Pirates

http://www.radioink.com

May 13, 2010: The FCC's Enforcement Bureau has issued a pair of $10,000 forfeiture orders related to unauthorized FM broadcasts.

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Pirate radio ordered to stop

http://www.telegram.com

Flava 105.5 lacks license
According the the FCC's website, operating an unlicensed radio station is punishable by steep fines, seizure of equipment and, in rare cases, criminal prosecution.

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FCC Attempting to End Free TV

http://www.broadcastingcable.com

FCC is currently considering a proposal to limit the amount of spectrum broadcasters can use. This proposal could eliminate free, over-the-air antenna TV. The FCC proposal will leave viewers with only the pay for TV options of satellite or cable. FCC's Bellaria Says Broadcasters Lobbying Against Scenario That's No Longer On Table

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