Legal guide to FCC broadcast rules, regulations, and policies

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The Communications Act. The FCC was created by Congress in the Communications Act for the purpose of “regulating interstate and foreign commerce in communication by wire and radio so as to make available, so far as possible, to all the people of the United States, without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, or sex, a rapid, efficient, Nation-wide, and world.

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Legal guide to FCC broadcast rules, regulations, and policies. [National Association of Broadcasters.]. The Public Radio Legal Handbook: A Guide to FCC Rules and Regulations Thomas Joseph Thomas, Theresa R. Clifford National Federation of Community Broadcasters, - Public radio - pages.

FCC Rules Parts 70 to FCC Rules: Rules And Regulation: FCC Standards: Standards for AM, FM and TV: FCC Internal Procedures: Internal FCC operating regulations: FCC Rules: Parts 70 to Policy on AM Stereo: An explanation of the FCC's decision making on the adoption of AM stereo.

FCC Rules: Part s70 to FCC. FCC/LSGAC Local Official’s Guide to RF 2 This document is not intended to provide legal guidance regarding the scope of state or local government authority under Section (c)(7) or any other provision of law.

Section (c)(7)4 generally preserves state and. The rules governing formal Section complaints (including the procedures governing the Accelerated Docket) are found in the Code of Federal Regulations at 47 C.F.R.

§§ (). For additional information, you may want to look at the FCC's Report and Order that adopted these rules, which is published at 12 FCC (   The FCC’s rules and policies are fairly complicated when it comes to political broadcasting, and the answers to many questions are highly dependent on the specific facts at hand.

Central to understanding and complying with the political rules is the concept of a candidate’s “use” of a broadcast station. InThe FCC introduced the fairness doctrine regulation just as the FCC was issuing broadcast licenses, and when three TV networks (NBC, ABC and CBS) ruled the television airwaves.

authorizes the FCC to "make such regulations not inconsistent with law as it may deem necessary to prevent interference between stations and to carry out the provisions of [the] Act." How the FCC Adopts Regulations.

Like most other federal agencies, the FCC cannot adopt regulations without first notifying and seeking comment from the public. The FCC’s rules and regulations are located in Title 47 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).

The official rules are published and maintained by the Government Printing Office (GPO) in the Federal onal information about the Federal Register is available at the National Archives and Records Administration web site.

An online version of the FCC Rules is available at the GPO. Section [47 U.S.C. §] Administrative sanctions. (a) The Commission may revoke any station license or construction permit – (7) for willful or repeated failure to allow reasonable access to or to permit purchase of reasonable amounts of time for the use of a broadcasting station, other than a non-commercial educational broadcast station, by a legally qualified candidate for Federal.

FCC Part 15 Regulations Below are technical documents and web references that cover a range of legal and regulatory topics including Part 15 rules and regulations, FCC enforcement actions and regulation statements from various transmitter manufacturers. Statutes, regulations, case law, and agency policies (Program Statements), referred to in this Guide may have been changed since publi cation.

Thus, readers are advised to review the website and confirm cited legal references when exploring BOP matters. BOP legal staff are located in the Office of General Counsel in Washington, D.C., Regional.

To maintain your FCC broadcast license, it is extremely important that your radio station is in compliance with all radio broadcasting rules and regulations. This sounds like a big undertaking with attention to a multitude of details–because it is.

As radio broadcast experts here at MediaTracks Communications, we can help you tackle some of [ ]. Many people think that FCC regulations require that these devices all be tested by the FCC, but in reality, few devices must actually undergo FCC testing. In most cases, the requirements are met by the manufacturer testing the device and either keeping the test results on file or by sending them to FCC, depending on the type of device involved.

The fairness doctrine of the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC), introduced inwas a policy that required the holders of broadcast licenses to both present controversial issues of public importance and to do so in a manner that was—in the FCC's view—honest, equitable, and balanced.

The FCC eliminated the policy in and removed the rule that implemented the. FCC) have implemented complex and often fluid rules and regulatory requirements about the use of text messaging and these will likely appear intimidating to the nascent user.

This guide attempts to distill many of these compliance requirements and regulations into a more digestible format but if you wish to see the original source. The Federal Communications Commission’s (“FCC”) Local Public Notice Rule Changes have been published in the Federal Register and will go into effect tomorrow, October These changes – which we detailed at length in a previous post – eliminate the obligation to publish a public notice of certain broadcast applications in newspapers, requiring instead that applicants publish these.

The broadcast of children's programming by terrestrial television stations in the United States is regulated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), under regulations colloquially referred to as the Children's Television Act (CTA), the E/I rules, or the Kid Vid rules.

Sinceall full-power and Class A low-power television stations have been required to broadcast at least three. {A} If the FCC finds that you have WILLFULLY or REPEATEDLY violated the Communications Act or FCC Rules, you may have to pay as much as $2, for each violation, up to a total of $5, {B} If the FCC finds that you have violated any section of the Communications Act or FCC Rules, you may be ordered to stop whatever action caused the violation.

The fairness doctrine was a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) policy. The FCC believed that broadcast licenses (required for both radio and terrestrial TV stations) were a form of public trust and, as such, licensees should provide balanced and fair coverage of controversial issues.

The FCC vote is the latest to ease regulations for the broadcast industry. It came the same day that the agency approved the deployment of Next Gen TV, a new broadcast. hearings. Section III discusses the Policy Statement on Broadcast Comparative Hearings, 1 F.C.C.2d () (hereinafter Policy Statement).

The Policy Statement was the first major official FCC statement that outlined many of the criteria that would be applied by the FCC. The authors and contributors make no warranties regarding the general legal information provided in this Guide, and disclaim liability for damages resulting from its use to the fullest extent permitted by the applicable law.

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Please also note that this Guide attempts to provide an overview of how the law is likely to treat many of the issues. FCC’s and petitioners’ attention will be each station’s performance under the FCC’s rules concerning equal employment opportunity (“EEO”). In light of the ongoing renewal cycle, this Guide is designed to assist stations in charting a course for full.

Replacing the Federal Radio Commission, the FCC not only regulates radio and television broadcasting under the authority of Federal law, but telephone, telegraph, and cable television. A guideline included in the Communications Act, the Fairness Doctrine, was created to enforce restrictions on radio and television broadcasting until the air.9 These rules applied to broadcast TV and radio, but not to cable or satellite.

Inin Red Lion Broadcasting Co. FCC, the Supreme Court ruled that the Fairness Doctrine was consti- tutional, concluding that the print and broadcast media were inherently different in. The Commission has decided that ALL FCC-regulated services – broadcast and non-broadcast alike – will have to protect AM stations from signal distortion arising from construction or modification of nearby towers.

(For purposes of the new rules, the term “tower” includes a building or any other structure on which a new or modified. Broadcast law is the field of law that pertains to broadcasting.

These laws and regulations pertain to radio stations and TV stations, and are also considered to include closely related services like cable TV and cable radio, as well as satellite TV and satellite radio. Likewise, it also extends to broadcast. A freeze on technical improvements by full-power TV stations is about to come to an end after more than 15 years.

Television stations have been unable to improve their coverage areas by a freeze first instituted in to allow the FCC to deal with a stable database of television stations during the transition to digital operations.

The Museum of Broadcast History calls the "equal time" rule "the closest thing in broadcast content regulation to the 'golden rule'." This provision of the Communications Act (section ) "requires radio and television stations and cable systems which originate their own programming to treat legally qualified political candidates equally when it comes to selling or giving .The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has rules to limit the potential for harmful interference to licensed transmitters by low-power, non-licensed transmitters.

In its regulations, the FCC takes into account that different types of products that incorporate low-power transmitters have different potentials for causing harmful interference.