Be Thankful: Trademarks on the Table Thanksgiving Day

Current Trends

Sometimes it’s so hard to separate work from home — even Thanksgiving Day is filed with trademarks and brand management. Date of first use 1964. MACY’S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE Date of first use 1924. PEPPERIDGE FARM Date of first use 1937.

Artist Rights Watch COUNTDOWN TO MODERNITY (11/16): Key Dates and Accomplishments for the Mechanical Licensing Collective Under the Music Modernization Act

Music Technology Policy

As best we can tell from the outside looking in, this chart has the dates for key events in the critical path to launch for the Mechancial Licesing Collective as required by the Music Modernization Act. But mark your calendars–we see the first key date as January 7, 2019. That’s 52 days from now and holidays count. KEY DATES SCHEDULE FROM ENACTMENT DATE (10/11/18). TO LICENSE AVAILABILITY DATE (1/1/21). 90 DAYS. 726 days.

Broken Windows

DealFatigue

If they went direct to their customers, offered their films at a reasonable price (say $5/view net to them), and if they made their films available day one everywhere in the world, I can’t see how they wouldn’t make more money.

#irespectmusic supports @listentoair Austin Independent Radio Day Party at @theabgb

Music Technology Policy

If you’re coming to SXSW, please save the date! We are co-sponsoring with #irespectmusic the Austin Independent Radio day party at the very cool ABGB on Wednesday, March 18 from noon-6.

Nationwide EAS Test Postponed to October 3; New Filing Dates for ETRS Reports

Broadcast Law Blog

In addition to the postponement of the test, the FCC announced the dates for the filing of the reports that are due after the test. EAS Participants shall file the “day of test” information sought by ETRS Form Two at or before 11:59 PM EDT on October 3. A Nationwide test of both the wireless and broadcast-based EAS was scheduled for tomorrow, September 20 (see our article here ).

Artist Rights Watch COUNTDOWN TO MODERNITY (11/23): Key Dates and Accomplishments for the Mechanical Licensing Collective Under the Music Modernization Act

Music Technology Policy

As best we can tell from the outside looking in, this chart has the dates for key events in the critical path to launch for the Mechanical Licensing Collective as required by the Music Modernization Act. But mark your calendars–we see the first key date as January 7, 2019 when the Copyright Office will request filings from MLC candidates, which so far include the AMLC and the collective to be formed by NMPA/NSAI. That’s 45 days from now and holidays count.

February Regulatory Dates for Broadcasters – EEO Reports, Webcasting Proceeding, FCC Meeting and Other Issues

Broadcast Law Blog

All of those January dates that we wrote about here have been extended by an FCC Public Notice released yesterday until at least Wednesday, January 30 (except for the deadlines associated with the repacking of the TV band which were unaffected by the shutdown). So Quarterly Issues Programs lists should be added to the online public file by January 30, and Children’s Television Reports should be submitted by that date if they have not already been filed with the FCC.

January 4, 2013 – NOT the date that Marty McFly travels to in the DeLorean

The Legal Satyricon

A photo is making the rounds, claiming that today err…ummm yesterday is err… umm was the day that Marty McFly arrives at when he takes the DeLorean into the future. The real date is Oct. Prior post was b t. This is wrong. 21, 2015. Of course, what is REALLY funny about the original post is [.].

February Regulatory Dates for Broadcasters

Broadcast Law Blog

While the FCC just last week adopted new rules to move noncommercial stations to a Biennial Ownership Report filing deadline consistent with commercial stations (by December 1 of odd numbered years), that rule is not yet effective so noncommercial stations in the states listed above need to continue to file their reports as scheduled on the anniversary date of the filing of their license renewal applications. These windows, of course, run 45 days before any primary or caucus.

More September Regulatory Dates – Effective Date of New Application Fees, Filing Deadline for TV Shared Services Agreements, Lowest Unit Rate For September Election and Reminder on Repacking Requirements

Broadcast Law Blog

Yesterday, we wrote about the regulatory dates coming up for broadcasters in September. One date that we overlooked was the effective date for a general increase in FCC application fees – those fees that commercial broadcasters pay every time they file an application for a construction permit, approval of a purchase or sale of a station, a license renewal, an STA or many other requests for FCC action.

Weekly Key Dates and Accomplishments for the Mechanical Licensing Collective Under the Music Modernization Act (11/30) by Artist Rights Watch (The “Countdown to Modernity”)

Music Technology Policy

As best we can tell from the outside looking in, this chart has the dates for key events in the critical path to launch for the Mechanical Licensing Collective as required by the Music Modernization Act. ” Obviously, this chart is not intended as legal advice, and you should consult your own attorney about any of these dates or events. Remember that the “initial administrative assessment shall be effective as of the license availability date” which is 1/1/21.

January Regulatory Dates for Broadcasters – The Shutdown Does Not Put Everything on Hold

Broadcast Law Blog

We typically publish our article about upcoming regulatory dates before the beginning of each month, but this month, the looming FCC shutdown and determining its effect on filing deadlines pushed back our schedule. While these and other dates mentioned below may be put on hold, there are deadlines that broadcasters need to pay attention to that are unaffected by the Washington budget debate.

Sundance Update: Tyson, Directors, IFC Day-and-Date

Thompson On Hollywood

Directors Adam Elliot (Max and Mary), Emily Abt (Toe to Toe), Cherien Dabis (Amreeka), Shana Feste (The Greatest), Bohdan Slama (The Country Teacher), Antonio Campos (Afterschool) and Marc Webb (500 Days of Summer) shared the lows and highs of launching their careers.

Online “dating” catches on among newlyweds

The Legal Satyricon

DeVoy Via Roissy (I don’t care what he’s calling himself these days), Ashley Madison – the online dating service specializing in matching married men and married women – has had a membership explosion in the Toronto area.

Nationwide EAS Test Postponed to October 3; New Filing Dates for ETRS Reports

Broadcast Law Blog

In addition to the postponement of the test, the FCC announced the dates for the filing of the reports that are due after the test. EAS Participants shall file the “day of test” information sought by ETRS Form Two at or before 11:59 PM EDT on October 3. A Nationwide test of both the wireless and broadcast-based EAS was scheduled for tomorrow, September 20 (see our article here ).

Broken Windows

DealFatigue

If they went direct to their customers, offered their films at a reasonable price (say $5/view net to them), and if they made their films available day one everywhere in the world, I can’t see how they wouldn’t make more money.

Broken Windows

DealFatigue

If they went direct to their customers, offered their films at a reasonable price (say $5/view net to them), and if they made their films available day one everywhere in the world, I can’t see how they wouldn’t make more money.

November Regulatory Dates for Broadcasters – EAS Form Three, LPTV and FM Repacking Reimbursement Costs, and FM Translator Long-Form Applications

Broadcast Law Blog

So does that mean that there are no dates of interest this month for broadcasters? As always, there are always a few dates of which you need to keep track. The one November date applicable to all broadcasters is the requirement for the filing of ETRS Form Three, which gives a detailed analysis of the results of the nationwide EAS test conducted on October 3. Stations should have filed Form Two on the day of the test reporting whether or not the test was received.

August Regulatory Dates for Broadcasters – While Incentive Auction Dominates the News, Other Dates to Watch

Broadcast Law Blog

With tomorrow’s FCC meeting to detail dates and procedures for the TV incentive auction dominating the headlines, there are other August regulatory dates that should not be overlooked. While we never can get to all of the relevant dates in our monthly highlight article, here are a few items worth your consideration. A few comment dates in FCC proceedings are also worth noting. For more information about these channel sharing dates – see our article, here.

DACA Discharge Petition Do-Or-Die Day Is Here – Talking Points Memo

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

The signers are still possible today and if not this might get pushed until the July 23 discharge date,” said the source close to the moderates. “It’s DACA Discharge Petition Do-Or-Die Day Is Here – Talking Points Memo

Opinion | A Day in the Life of an Attorney at the Border - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

and depending on how many separated parents are there each day, we have maybe five to seven minutes to speak with each parent beforehand. Hopefully, that’s enough to get the most basic information about them and the children taken from them — names, dates of birth, country of origin.

The Vote Counts in Florida and Georgia Bring a Touch of Fairness to a Dysfunctional Election Day | The New Yorker

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

On Election Day, people who were unable to meet intentionally restrictive I.D. The precincts themselves are watched over by volunteer poll workers, who are tasked with turning school gyms and church basements into one-day civic hubs equipped with technology few of them understand.

September Regulatory Dates for Broadcasters – Annual Regulatory Fees; Nationwide EAS Test; Comment Dates on FM Translator Interference, Audio Competition, Children’s Television Requirements, and Reimbursement for LPTV and FM Repacking Costs; and More

Broadcast Law Blog

But we do know that the FCC will require that the fees be paid before the October 1 start of the next fiscal year, so be on the alert for the announcement of the filing deadline which should be released any day now. Form Two is due the day of the test – reporting as to whether or not the alert was received and transmitted.

April 23: UNESCO World Book and Copyright Day

Current Trends

Literary greats Cervantes, Shakespeare and Inca Garcilasco de la Vega all died on this date. April 23 has been designated by United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization ( UNESCO’s ), as World Book and Copyright Day. Through World Copyright Day, UNESCO seeks to promote reading, publishing, and the protection of intellectual property copyrights What is the significance of April 23, 1616?

January 4, 2013 – NOT the date that Marty McFly travels to in the DeLorean

The Legal Satyricon

A photo is making the rounds, claiming that today err…ummm yesterday is err… umm was the day that Marty McFly arrives at when he takes the DeLorean into the future. The real date is Oct. Prior post was b t. This is wrong. 21, 2015. Of course, what is REALLY funny about the original post is [.].

September Regulatory Dates for Broadcasters: EAS Test, Reg Fees, Lowest Unit Rates, Incentive Auction Stage 2

Broadcast Law Blog

September is one of those unusual months, where there are no regular filing dates for EEO public inspection file reports, quarterly issues programs lists or children’s television reports. With the unusual start to the month with Labor Day being so late, and the lack of routine deadlines, we didn’t get our usual monthly highlights of upcoming regulatory dates posted as the month began.

Reminder on August 30 Effective Date for Increases in FCC Application Fees

Broadcast Law Blog

While most broadcasters are awaiting word of when the FCC’s annual regulatory fees will be due (an announcement that should be coming any day now as regulatory fees will be paid in September by all commercial broadcasters to offset the cost of being regulated – in fact the Media Fee Filing Guide was just made available on the FCC website ), the FCC announced yesterday that its application fees are going up effective today.

November Regulatory Dates For Broadcasters – Incentive Auction, EAS, Political and More

Broadcast Law Blog

Of course, there are several other dates that broadcasters need to be aware of. Form Three must be filed within 45 days of the test, by Nov. As always, there are lots of other dates that may be relevant to your station, so make sure that you consult with your broadcast attorney to stay on top of your regulatory obligations. November is one of those few months where there is a very light load of routine regulatory filings for broadcasters.

June Regulatory Dates for Broadcasters – Comments on Reg Fees, ATSC 3.0 and Routine EEO Filings Highlight the Month

Broadcast Law Blog

There are few broadcast proceedings with comment dates in June. If stations believe that they will have problems meeting that deadline, requests for extensions of the deadline are due 30 days before, or by June 12 (though the FCC would like to know even sooner if there are issues). There is also an early July date worth noting. As in any month, there are numerous other regulatory dates of importance that will come up.

October Regulatory Dates for Broadcasters – Quarterly Issues Programs Lists and Children’s Television Reports, EEO Public File Obligations, Nationwide EAS Test, Registration of C Band Earth Stations, and Comments in Numerous FCC Proceedings

Broadcast Law Blog

October is one of the busiest months on the broadcast regulatory calendar, as it includes a confluence of routine EEO filing requirements, quarterly filing requirements for Children’s Television Reports, public file uploading for all stations for their Quarterly Issues Programs Lists, a Nationwide EAS test, and comment dates in many FCC proceedings. ETRS Form Two, which reports whether or not the test was received, is due that same day by 11:59 PM Eastern Time.

Follow Up on Effective Dates of New Rules on E-Cig Advertising

Broadcast Law Blog

In recent days, there have been a number of broadcast trade press articles about new regulations that have gone into effect for e-cig advertising. We wrote about the FDA proceeding which dealt with these rules here. There appears to be much confusion over what the new rules require, and what is effective now and what will become effective after an FDA rulemaking to determine the specifics of the requirements for e-cig advertising.

April Regulatory Dates for Broadcasters – Quarterly Issues Programs Lists and Children’s Television Reports and Much More

Broadcast Law Blog

April brings the whole panoply of routine regulatory dates – from the need to prepare EEO Public File and Noncommercial Ownership Reports in some states, to Quarterly Issues Programs lists for all full-power broadcast stations and Quarterly Children’s Television Programming Reports for all TV stations. So let’s look at some of the specific dates that broadcasters need to remember this coming month. For more on these routine regulatory dates, see our Broadcasters Calendar, here.

October Regulatory Dates for Broadcasters – Quarterly Issues Programs Lists and Children’s Television Reports, EEO Public File Obligations, Nationwide EAS Test, Registration of C Band Earth Stations, and Comments in Numerous FCC Proceedings

Broadcast Law Blog

October is one of the busiest months on the broadcast regulatory calendar, as it includes a confluence of routine EEO filing requirements, quarterly filing requirements for Children’s Television Reports, public file uploading for all stations for their Quarterly Issues Programs Lists, a Nationwide EAS test, and comment dates in many FCC proceedings. ETRS Form Two, which reports whether or not the test was received, is due that same day by 11:59 PM Eastern Time.

FCC Regulatory Fees Are Due By September 22, 2009

Broadcast Law Blog

The FCC has announced the due date for their Annual Regulatory Fees - September 22. Being even one day late with the payment of these fees can result in a penalty late fee of 25% of the amount due - a stiff penalty for being even a little late. Tags: FCC Fees FCC annual fees FCC reg fees FCC regulatory fees annual regulatory fees due date for FCC fees due date for FCC regulatory fees

Moore 's Global Meltdown Doc Gets Release Date

Thompson On Hollywood

While the doc's still untitled, it now has a release date, October 2, and comes out twenty years after Roger and Me , another doc recounting the perils of capitalism run amuck. The opening will be a year and a day after the Wall Street $700 billion bailout.

August Regulatory Dates for Broadcasters – New Fees, EAS Registration Requirement, EEO Obligations and More

Broadcast Law Blog

I have been told that this form can be tricky to complete, and can’t necessarily be completed in a few minutes, so don’t wait for the last day to try to get this done. As we enter the last full month of summer, when many are already looking forward to the return to the more normal routines of autumn, regulatory obligations for broadcasters don’t end.

October Regulatory Dates for Broadcasters – Many Routine Filings for All Broadcasters, Incentive Auction Actions, and More

Broadcast Law Blog

By October 13 (delayed from October 10 given the Columbus Day Federal Holiday weekend), television stations also need to submit to the their FCC Form 398 Children’s Television Reports, listing the educational and informational programs that they broadcast directed to children to meet the station’s obligation to run 3 weekly hours of “core” educational and informational programming. So, once the October 1 snapshot date passes, commercial stations are free to file their Biennial Reports.

FCC Proposals for AM Radio Part 2 – Comment Deadline Dates, Site Moves and Unaddressed Questions

Broadcast Law Blog

As the FCC has just announced the deadline dates for the filing of public comments on the reform proposals, setting the comment deadline for January 21 and the reply comment deadline on February 18 , we thought that it was time to return to the subject to address some of the FCC’s other proposals. As the oldest radio service, the very things that made it attractive to the early days of radio – being able to reach vast areas of the country – now create problems.

Judge Davis' remittitur order: The 'Groundhog Day' problem

Copyrights & Campaigns

Plaintiffs shall file a notification of their decision regarding remittitur no later than seven days from the date of this Order. Is this a real-life Groundhog Day ? The more I think about Chief Judge Michael Davis' order reducing the jury's award in the Jammie Thomas-Rasset case from $80,000 per song down to $2,250, the less I can make sense of it.

September Regulatory Dates for Broadcasters – Including Reg Fees, Nationwide EAS Test, Must-Carry Letters, Lowest Unit Rate, Translator and Repack Deadlines and GMR License Extension

Broadcast Law Blog

For commercial broadcasters, the September date that should be on everyone’s mind is the deadline for the payment of annual regulatory fees. As we wrote here , there is an FCC order circulating among the Commissioners that should be released any day, setting the amounts of the regulatory fees and the deadline for their payment. Summer is coming to an end, but the legal obligations never take a vacation, and September brings another list of regulatory deadlines for broadcasters.

Appeal Date Set for Changes in FCC Rules for Biennial Ownership Reports – Why Many College and University Licensees are Concerned

Broadcast Law Blog

That publication starts the 30 day clock for petitions for reconsideration or requests for appeal of that decision. To get an FRN, the licensee must either submit the Social Security number (“SSN”) of the person with an attributable interest (or the Taxpayer ID number if the interest holder is not an individual) or the last four digits of the SSN plus other identifying information (their full name, residence address and date of birth).

TV Incentive Auction Timing and Procedures Become Clearer – A Presentation on the Process, and More on Upcoming Important Dates

Broadcast Law Blog

Note that these dates are all very general, so you’ll need to watch as specific guidance is provided by the FCC. any event, these dates are fast approaching, and broadcasters should be firming up plans for the auction right now. The Incentive Auction , by which the FCC is to pay TV stations to surrender their spectrum and then resell that spectrum to wireless carriers , is to begin on March 29, 2016 (see our article here which broke that news).

One Dollar a Day Not Enough for Redbox to Keep Lawsuits Away

JetLawBlog

However, what you may not know is that by using Redbox, you can rent new releases on the day they are released for only $1, all while picking up groceries, shopping at WalMart, or rolling through the McDonald’s drive-thru.