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Topic: Supreme Court

Aereo to Supreme Court: Bring It On!

Streaming upstart service believes it’s on solid legal ground

Aereo, the streaming TV service that is facing numerous copyright lawsuits brought by broadcasters, on Thursday said it welcomes a review of the case before the U.S. Supreme Court. While…

FCC Tweet Lets Slide Ortiz F-Word

Tweet alters agency policy on fleeting expletives

In one tweet, Federal Communications Comission chairman Julius Genachowski may have single-handedly changed the agency's policy on F-words forever. Genachowski's tweet was in reaction to the fleeting expletive dropped by…

FCC Moves to Clarify Broadcast Indecency Policy

Notice follows last year's Supreme Court decision in Fox and ABC cases

At long [insert expletive here] last, the Federal Communications Commission is doing something about the backlog of broadcast indecency complaints that have hounded the agency since the Supreme Court tossed…

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The Human Rights Campaign had no idea this was going to happen

How did the Human Rights Campaign's logo become everybody's Facebook and Twitter profile pic? "We were really beating the drum for many weeks," said Anastasia Khoo, director of marketing for the…

Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Ivi's Case

Lower court injunction stands against TV streamer

Ivi, a pay TV service that was streaming over-the-air TV signals on the Internet without permission, has finally reached the end of the road in court. The Supreme Court on Monday…

Ravens' Flacco Drops the F-Bomb

PTC says FCC needs to step up

There was (thankfully) no wardrobe malfunction during CBS' broadcast of the Super Bowl, but there was a fleeting expletive. Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco dropped the F-bomb. Celebrating the win while…

Journalists Weigh in on 'Reporting it First'

Speed kills, but it is also part of the business

The relentless news landscape of micro scoops can swallow up even the most reputable news organizations and journalists. This afternoon in the increasingly self-referential world of media reportage, The New Republic's Amy…

Supreme Court Won't Examine Media Ownership Rules

Rules have been tied up in lower courts for decades

Media companies, in general, want to be able to own lots of other media companies, regardless of whether these companies compete in the same market. But broadcasters and newspaper companies…

Supreme Court Declines to Hear Wardrobe Malfunction Case

CBS won't have to pay $550,000 FCC fine

At long last, we no longer have to think about Janet Jackson's breast. The Supreme Court, fresh off its broadcast indecency decisions regarding fleeting expletives on Fox and brief nudity…

Politicians, Advertisers Capitalize on Healthcare Ruling

As tweets fly, everyone from Obama to tech companies look to advertise

Today in Washington, the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act, known by many as Obamacare, ruling to uphold President Barack Obama's individual healthcare mandate. Well before the court offered…

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