COPPA-ing with New Website Collection Rules 

The Children Online Privacy Protection Act has been in effect since 2000, but recent FTC rule changes apply to online data collection methods.

FCC Frames LPFM Window 

The window will be open from Oct. 15, 2013, until Oct. 29, 2013.

The Settlement/Amendment Process for FM Translators 

Lee Petro explains the many aspects of the FCC's two-month filing window for applicants with pending FM translators.

Mignon Clyburn Named Acting Chair of FCC 

She takes over in the interim as the Senate reviews the appointment of Tom Wheeler.

2013 NAB Show in Review, Legally Speaking 

Couldn't attend the 2013 NAB Show? Here are a few highlights.

Obama to Nominate Tom Wheeler as FCC Chief 

Wheeler is currently managing director at Core Capital Partners, a venture capital firm based in Washington, DC.

LPFM Window on the Horizon 

The FCC is moving swiftly to clear out and grant the FM translators that will not preclude future low-power FM (LPFM) stations.

FCC Chairman Genachowski to Step Down from FCC Post 

Julius Genachowski was nominated by President Obama and confirmed by the Senate in 2009 for the agency chairmanship.

National Association of Broadcaster Radio Rules! 

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Equipment Authorization Rules Redux 

The Commission currently has three different approval procedures for new and modified equipment, depending on the potential for harm. Rule changes could improve the efficiency of the approval process.

New Term, New Hill, New FCC? 

Following a presidential election, other changes in Washington are not uncommon. Lee Petro looks at some of the possible events.

Marijuana and Trolls and Translators 

Sounds like an odd mix of topics, but FCC Update covers a lot of ground this month.

Senate Confirms Clyburn for Second FCC Term 

Appointed in 2009, Mignon Clyburn completed the remaining term of Jonathan Adelstein.

Insignia Narrator HD Radio wins 2012 FCC Chairman's Award 

The awards encourage technological innovation in communication-related areas and to recognize engineers, researchers and other technologists who help the disabled obtain jobs and succeed in their communities.

FCC Acts on LPFM, FM Translators 

According to the FCC, processing approximately 6,000 FM translator applications and setting the rules of the road for LPFM are the last steps necessary before opening a window for community groups to seek new low power FM licenses starting in October 2013.

Wireless News and FM Auction Update 

Since the FCC's inquiry on wireless mics on TV channels 2 through 51, there have been new developments that will likely impact the use of wireless mics and other low-power devices in vacant spaces on TV channels, and the FCC has now invited a new round of public comment to refresh the record.

FCC Investigates Market Mod Modifications 

The FCC is tweaking its rules relating to community of license changes for radio stations. Part of the effort is to ensure that rural areas retain local radio service.

What Went Down at the 2012 Radio Show? 

Lee Petro looks at the big discussion items at the 2012 Radio Show.

FCC Forfeitures, Fines and Decrees 

August in Washington usually means very little rulemaking action at the FCC. With the lawmakers gearing up for a fall busy with FM translator/LPFM matters and spectrum auctions, the enforcement arm of the FCC was in full swing, issuing forfeiture orders and reaching consent decrees on a number of different issues.

Updates on Regulatory Fees, Tower Registration and MAD 

Lee Petro provides a regulatory potpourri on regulatory fees, tower registration and the Mission Abstract Data claims.

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