FCC Commissioner Baker Outlines Plan For Merger Review Overhaul
FCC, Media ownership, Net Neutrality
March 3rd, 2011
WASHINGTON, March 3, 2011 – FCC Commissioner Meredith Baker outlined a plan to reform the Commission corporate mergers review process in a keynote address at the Institute for Policy Innovation’s Communications Summit Wednesday.
Analysis: CNBCU Conditions Will Stimulate Growth, Not Restrict It
FCC, Media, Media ownership, Net Neutrality
February 2nd, 2011
The Federal Communications Commission’s recent approval of Comcast’s purchase of NBCU has come with some major conditions that will limit any potential discriminatory policies the new firm might have engaged in.
The new entity, CNBCU, will become one of the nation’s largest content creation and distribution companies. CNBCU will be in a unique position in that they will not only control the creation of content but also the method in which it is distributed. Unchecked, this vertical integration could lead to monopolistic actions.
Non-Profits Seek to Block Injunction Against Rebroadcaster ivi
Copyright, Intellectual Property, Media
February 1st, 2011
WASHINGTON, February 1, 2011 – A group of non-profit organizations filed a brief in federal district court Tuesday, opposing an injunction that would pull Internet rebroadcaster, ivi TV, off the air pending the resolution of a copyright infringement suit against it.