15Sep

Global Ad Spending Shifts: Mobile Up, Newspapers Down.

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Original Article by Inside Radio         As the advertising domain continues to endure an ongoing evolution, a just-released study from ZenithOptimedia reveals that next year, mobile advertising will overtake newspapers for the first time. “Mobile advertising remains the driving force behind the growth of the entire advertising market, contributing 83% of all […]
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14Sep

California governor vetoes drone bill

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Original Article by Mario Trujillo, The Hill       California Governor Jerry Brown (D) vetoed a state bill Wednesday night aimed at increasing citizens’ privacy protections against drone flights. The bill would have allowed property owners to file trespassing charges against drone operators who flew their unmanned aircraft less than 350 feet above their […]
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14Sep

FCC Starts Clock on Charter-TWC Deal

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Original Article by John Eggerton, Broadcasting & Cable       The FCC has published its protective orders on both how to handle and share sensitive documents in its review of the Charter/Time Warner Cable merger and, more broadly, other mergers and documents in the FCC’s purview. That means the comment cycle is open and […]
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21Dec

Google says death threats don’t trump copyright law on YouTube

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    By Edvard Pettersson Bloomberg News LOS ANGELES — An actress who says she got death threats over a performance used in an anti-Islam YouTube clip has made enemies of Google and Hollywood, which say her bid to erase it from the Internet is making “Swiss cheese” of U.S. copyright law. The owner of […]
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20Dec

Moving Radio Public Files Online Takes Next Step

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        by Leslie Stimson on 12.19.2014   The FCC has voted to open a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to expand online public file obligations to broadcast radio, satellite radio, satellite TV and cable operators. We recently reported that Chairman Tom Wheeler had enough votes with himself and the two other Democrats on […]
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31Oct

Radio makes progress in quest to cross the yellow tape.

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      It was two years ago this week that Super Storm Sandy struck the Northeast. In the wake of that deadly storm and several other natural disasters, a growing number of states have adopted, or are considering, First Informer laws. One such law takes effect this weekend. Broadcasters say they’re essential to getting […]
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31Oct

Wheeler pushes radio to post political files online.

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    Radio stations will be required to post their political files online if FCC chair Tom Wheeler gets his way. But the mandate would be phased-in across the industry under a proposal circulated to other commissioners yesterday by his office. Stations would be required to upload sales contracts and the price paid for those […]
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16Aug

State Sends Drone Testing Request to the FAA

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        The Federal Aviation Administration Modernization & Reform Act requires the FAA to designate six unmanned aircraft system (drone) test sites throughout the country to safely integrate drones into the national airspace by September 30, 2015. Assembly Member Steve Fox (D – Palmdale) has moved a resolution (AJR 6) through the California […]
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