From  The Department of Justice is investigating major publishing companies, and is rumored to be looking into possible behind-the-scenes coordination between the companies. The Department of Justice has sent out CIDs (Civil Investigative Demand for Documents) to ASCAP, BMI, Sony/ATV Music Publishing and Universal Music Publishing Group in connection with their review of the consent decrees that ASCAP and BMI operate under. The CID requests are seeking documentation across ...Read More
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Supreme Court of Missouri’s Committee on Civic Education announces the 12 schools chosen to compete in the annual Constitution Project, which will hold regional competitions during the fall 2014 semester and will culminate with championship rounds in Jefferson City later in the fall. This year’s competition will feature teams from: in the eastern region, Cardinal-Ritter College Preparatory High School in St. Louis, Clayton High School ...Read More
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From:  CommLaw Blog:  Problems with the EAS system surfaced in the 2011 nationwide test; now the Commission is looking to fix them, but it could take a while and be pricey for EAS participants. Following up on the request for comments released last September, the Commission has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) seeking comment on a number of possible changes to its Emergency Alert System (EAS) rules in ...Read More
From CommLawBlog:  Broadcasters feeling the heat as another agency tries to help the music industry In its never-ending push-and-pull relationship with the music industry over copyright royalties, the radio industry currently faces assaults on multiple fronts. While the creation of a “performance right” (or, as broadcasters view it, a “performance tax”) appears to have been staved off for another year (according to the NAB), there are plenty of other threats ...Read More
From CommLawBlog:    The rules implementing the CALM Act have been changed. But don’t worry: the revised version won’t take effect for another year. The CALM Act, designed to make LOUD COMMERCIALS a thing of the past, was enacted in late 2010. The Commission diligently undertook the necessary follow-up rulemaking to implement the Act. The resulting rules were adopted in December, 2011; they took effect in December, 2012, per the schedule ...Read More