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.

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 [.].

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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.

Practice Management Software ‘Credenza’ Shutting Down

Media Law

“Effective 60 days after your August 2016 renewal date, Credenza will no longer be offered or supported.” The law practice management system Credenza is shutting down, according to a notice on its website. “Credenza has reached end-of-life,” says the notice. ” Credenza was an add-in for Microsoft Outlook that provided the ability to organize client files, phone […].

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

#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.

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.

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.

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.

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 [.].

Things to do for your business before the holidays get in the way.

Gordon P. Firemark

due dates, expiration dates, option renewal periods, and the like. Make a list of these dates, and put them in your calendar, with an alert or warning set to remind you 30 – 45 days in advance. This Post originally appeared in November, 2014.

Things to do for your business before the holidays get in the way.

Gordon P. Firemark

due dates, expiration dates, option renewal periods, and the like. Make a list of these dates, and put them in your calendar, with an alert or warning set to remind you 30 – 45 days in advance.

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.

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).

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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).

January Regulatory Dates for Broadcasters – Quarterly Issues Programs Lists and Children’s Television Reports, Incentive Auction, FM Translators for AM Stations, Webcasting Fees, LUR Windows and More

Broadcast Law Blog

While January starts off with some regulatory deadlines that apply to all broadcasters – Quarterly Issues Programs lists must be placed in a station’s public file by the 10 th of January – there are many other dates that come due this month, dates to which broadcasters need to pay careful attention. Starting on the first day of this new year, there are a host of other obligations and deadlines that arise.

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?

March Regulatory Dates for Broadcasters – Including Incentive Auction Commitments, New Webcasting Royalties, and Comments on AM Revitalization and Copyright Safe Harbor for User-Generated Content

Broadcast Law Blog

While March is one of those months where there is not the usual assortment of EEO public file reports, quarterly issues programs lists or children’s television reports and noncommercial ownership report obligations (see our Broadcasters’ Regulatory Calendar here for some of these dates), it is a month with many other significant regulatory dates. March appears to be another busy month on the FCC’s regulatory calendar.

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

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.

Reminder: October 31 Last Day to Seek 250 Mile Waiver for FM Translators Moves to Rebroadcast AM Stations

Broadcast Law Blog

We neglected to mention this in our summary of important regulatory dates for broadcasters in October – but it is obviously a deadline that should not be overlooked. All this year, the FCC has been busy processing applications by AM broadcasters to buy an FM translator or a translator construction permit , and to move the translator as much as 250 miles to rebroadcast an AM station. We wrote about the Commission’s rules for these translator moves, as set out in December, here.

November Regulatory Dates for Broadcasters – The End of the Political Window, Incentive Auction and Online Video Clip Comments and More

Broadcast Law Blog

November brings a few other dates of note for broadcasters. With the end of the political window for lowest unit rates on Election Day , broadcasters have a few last minute issues to remember. If they sell ads on Election Day, those ads must be sold at lowest unit rates. In these last few days before the election, there are also questions as to whether stations can be “sold out” for purposes of selling last-minute ads to candidates.

December Regulatory Dates for Broadcasters – Ownership and EEO Reports, Retransmission Consent and Foreign Ownership Rulemaking Comments, Incentive Auction and Accessibility Obligations

Broadcast Law Blog

December is one of those months when all commercial broadcasters have at least one FCC deadline, and there are also many other filing dates of which many broadcasters need to take note. Noncommercial Television Stations in Colorado, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, and South Dakota have to file their Biennial Ownership Reports by that date. The FCC will be hosting a webinar to explain the requirements for that filing on the first day of the filing window.

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.

‘DocketLaw’ App Calculates Court Deadlines

Media Law

You choose the court, the trigger, and the date and time, and hit “Calculate” to get the result. I select “Motion for Summary Judgment Served,” enter the date and time, select the form of service from a list (by hand, mail, electronic, etc.), Date Calculator.

July Regulatory Dates for Broadcasters – New Captioning Obligations, Online Political File for Small TV Stations, Issues Programs List and Children’s Television Reports, and More

Broadcast Law Blog

July brings a number of new regulatory dates for broadcasters – including the effective dates of two new compliance obligations for small market TV stations, as well as numerous routine regulatory filing dates. Also, by that same date, they need to upload to their online public files records showing compliance with the limits on commercials during programming directed to children.

FCC Delays Due Date for New Form 323 Ownership Report Until January 11, 2010

Broadcast Law Blog

The FCC issued a Public Notice today, extending the date for the filing of the new Form 323 Biennial Ownership Report until January 11, 2010. Given the delay (as we wrote on Friday , the Commission had hoped to release the form for use last week), the Commission's Media Bureau decided to extend the filing date. As stated in the Notice , the Commission has yet to finish testing the new form in its electronic filing system, so it is not yet ready to be used.

August Regulatory Dates for Broadcasters – Renewals and EEO, and Comments on Multiple Ownership, Music Rights, New Class of FM, and Much More

Broadcast Law Blog

We can also expect that the deadline for submission of Annual Regulatory Fees will be set this month but, as we have not yet heard about that date, the deadline for the fees to be paid may not be until sometime in September. And we may see the setting of dates for comments on the Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on the captioning of clips of online TV programming (see our article here ), as well as the dates for any appeal of the incentive auction order.

Webcasters Settlement Act Agreements Published in the Federal Register - Dates to Elect These Deals Set

Broadcast Law Blog

The four settlement agreements between SoundExchange and different groups of webcasters were published in the Federal Register today, setting the dates by which Internet radio operators need to opt into the terms of certain of these deals by filing a Notice of Election with SoundExchange. The deals each have different opt in dates, so it does get confusing.

Comment Dates Set on FCC’s Proposed Elimination of the Network Nonduplication and Syndicated Exclusivity Rules – Comments to be Filed by May 12

Broadcast Law Blog

That part of the decision was not published in the Federal Register, meaning that the 30 day clock leading to its effective date has not yet begun to run. . The FCC is now taking comments on the proposal to do away with the syndicated exclusivity and network nonduplication protection rules.

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.

July Regulatory Dates for Broadcasters – FM Translators for Class A and B AMs; Quarterly Issue Programs and Children’s Television Reports; Comments on EAS, Letters from the Public and Regulatory Fees, Cable Royalty Claims; and More

Broadcast Law Blog

Last in our list of highlights is another date for television broadcasters – by July 29, they are to file with the Copyright Royalty Board their claims for a share of the royalties paid for the rebroadcast of programming for which they own the copyright (usually local programming that they produced) which was rebroadcast by satellite TV systems or as a cable distant signal.