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Supreme Court Upholds FCC’s Ability to Sanction a Single Expletive

April 28th, 2009 · No Comments

By Drew Clark
April 28, 2009 – The Federal Communications Commission may proscribe the broadcast of a single expletive, the Supreme Court held on Tuesday, overturning an appellate court determination that such restrictions amounted to a change of policy.
In a 5-4 decision on Tuesday authored by Justice Antonin Scalia, the Supreme Court ruled narrowly, on the […]

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The Last Meeting of Chairman Martin

January 15th, 2009 · No Comments

 WASHINGTON, January 15, 2009 - At the last meeting of the Federal Communications Commission under Chairman Kevin Martin, it’s family time!
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FCC Hearing and Protest on Localism and Media Ownership

November 9th, 2007 · No Comments

Photos from the Federal Communications Commission’s hearing on localism in the media last week, as well as the protest outside the agency.

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Comcast and Freedom to Obtain Service Plan Information

November 6th, 2007 · 22 Comments

By Drew Clark
Comcast’s terms of service and other consumer broadband service documents make no mention of any restrictions on the use of “peer-to-peer” applications like BitTorrent, or of any Internet network management.
AT&T and Time Warner Cable, two of the other big broadband providers, […]

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