Communications Rights

RNC raids target video activists

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In the run-up to the Republican convention, Minnesota police launched a series of preemptive raids to intimidate protesters and quash dissent.

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Online services must protect political speech

Disney's rights to young Mickey Mouse may be wrong

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Film credits from the 1920s reveal imprecision in copyright claims that some experts say could invalidate Disney's long-held copyright.

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DTV Hearing details

[FCC Announcement]

Washington, DC – FCC Chairman Kevin Martin today announced a nationwide initiative to increase awareness about the upcoming transition to digital television. The FCC identified target television markets for specific DTV outreach, including all those markets in which more than 100,000 households or at least 15% of the households rely solely on over-the-air signals for television.

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FCC plans DTV hearings around the country

by Chloe Albanesius, PC Magazine

Having just wrapped its white spaces tour, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will hit the road once again to educate consumers about the upcoming digital television transition.

The five commissioners and FCC staff will fan out across the nation over the next few months to ensure that citizens are not left in the dark come February 17, 2009.

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