Tag Archives: Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

FTC Announces Robocall Summit

On the heels of our report that the Federal Communications Commission ("FCC") is putting the obligations on entities that use auto-dialers — “Robocalls” — to public safety phone lines on its agenda for the year (see our 10/17/12 blog: “New Do-Not-Call Public Safety Registry Creates Additional Obligations for Auto-Dial Operators” by Judith L. Harris and … Continue Reading

Radio Controversy on the Big Yellow Bus

No, school bus drivers were not playing Pink Floyd’s classic Another Brick in the Wall (We Don’t Need No Education) just in time for the first day of school. Yesterday, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a Report to Congress evaluating the commercial proposals for distributing radio and television programs aboard school buses. The FCC found that local … Continue Reading

Are self-regulatory ad guidelines sufficient to satisfy federal regulators?

Reprinted with permission from Mobile Marketer at http://www.mobilemarketer.com. Earlier last month the leading media, advertising and marketing trade associations, including the American Association of Advertising Agencies, Association of National Advertisers, Interactive Advertising Bureau, Direct Marketing Association and the Better Business Bureau, representing an overwhelming majority of industry participants, released their Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral … Continue Reading

The Devil Wears Undisclosed Designer Label?

FCC Comments Raise Issues Regarding Content-Rated Ads and Product-Placement Blocking that Underscores the Need for Further Parental Controls Discussions Television parental content controls are still under review by the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”), and children’s activist groups are urging the FCC to mandate technology that would allow viewers to block “objectionable” advertising material. As a … Continue Reading

Why Doesn’t Anyone Call Me?

Has it ever occurred to you why you get so many calls at home from people trying to sell you stuff (or from creditors) but very few, if any, on your mobile phone? This is rooted in a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rule that prohibits telephone calls (other than calls made for emergency purposes or made … Continue Reading

FCC Solicits Comments for a Declaratory Ruling Regarding the TCPA

Yesterday, the Federal Communications Commission solicited comments regarding a petition for declaratory ruling under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). Specifically, the Commission seeks clarification on whether a creditor may place autodialed or prerecorded message calls to a telephone number associated with wireless service that was provided to the creditor initially as a telephone number associated … Continue Reading

FCC Issues Parental Controls’ Inquiry for Video and Audio

On March 3, 2009, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) released a Notice of Inquiry to implement the Child Safe Viewing Act of 2007 (“CSVA”), which directs the FCC to examine advanced parental control technologies that would be compatible with various communications devices and platforms. Click here to read the full alert, written by Amy S. … Continue Reading

FCC Head Calls for Online Targeted Ad Ban

A Federal Communications Commission official is pushing a proposal to ban interactive ads targeting children. FCC Commissioner Jonathan S. Adelstein’s call for regulation came amid the latest in a series of public meetings to address childhood obesity and its alleged link to food advertising. “With the growing convergence of TV and the Internet, we need … Continue Reading
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