Legislation and Regulation

No room for neutrality on net neutrality

New economic study shows: more media consolidation will hurt Washington cities

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Cities across Washington State will suffer if the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) eliminates or further relaxes key limits on media ownership, according to new research examining the impact of potential media mergers in Seattle, Spokane, and Yakima. The study, released by Reclaim the Media in conjunction with the national Media and Democracy Coalition, focuses on the potential impact of newspaper-broadcast "cross-ownership" mergers. Download the full report (pdf).

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Against an imperial Internet

CBS boss slams FCC indecency rules

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Redstone says they're 'creating a lot of fear'

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Media ownership issues return to spotlight

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The FCC's official field hearings on media ownership start today in Los Angeles.

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Congress adjourns with tech bills unfinished

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Legislation related to pretexting, electronic surveillance, and net neutrality fails to pass this session

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Community media in a global knowledge economy: a chat with Nolan Bowie

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Nolan Bowie joined the Alliance for Community Media’s Equal Opportunity Caucus for a lunchtime chat about the future of electronic media regulation during the ACM's international conference in Boston, July 2006.

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What fate awaits telecom reform this fall?

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After more than a year-and-a-half of hearings, legislative drafts, lobbying, issue advertising, horse-trading and heated debate, major telecommunications legislation has lapsed into the political equivalent of a coma.

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