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RSS ORG 1540 Broadway
New York, NY 10036-4039, United States
Phone: 212.858.1000
Fax: 212.858.1500
Areas of Practice
  • Communications & Media Law
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
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Other U.S. Locations
  • California
  • D.C.
  • New York
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Virginia
Other Countries
  • China
  • Japan
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
Number of Attorneys
400+ Attorneys

Confused About Paying Interns? The Rules Just Changed Again

Back in 2015, I wrote a post on CommLawCenter discussing the prevalence of interns in the communications industry, and the Department of Labor’s crackdown on businesses illegally failing to pay their interns. That crackdown…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

FCC Enforcement Monitor ~ December 2017

Pillsbury’s communications lawyers have published FCC Enforcement Monitor monthly since 1999 to inform our clients of notable FCC enforcement actions against FCC license holders and others. The FCC proposed a $20,000 fine…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

Broadcasters Face a (Re)Packed 2018

Each year around this time, Pillsbury’s Communications Practice releases its Broadcasters’ Calendar for the upcoming year. It may not be the perfect stocking stuffer, but broadcasters that don’t read it closely are much more…more
 /  Communications & Media Law

FCC Enforcement Monitor ~ November 2017

Pillsbury’s communications lawyers have published FCC Enforcement Monitor monthly since 1999 to inform our clients of notable FCC enforcement actions against FCC license holders and others. In its most recent salvo against…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

FCC Finds the Case for Broadcast Ownership Deregulation Compelling

After much public debate, the FCC voted 3-2 today to reconsider and reverse the prior decision of the Wheeler FCC to leave the broadcast ownership rules largely unchanged in the 2010/2014 Quadrennial Regulatory Review. As…more
 /  Communications & Media Law

Most TV Stations Can Stop Drafting Their DTV Ancillary Services Report

The FCC today released an Order waiving, at least for this year, the requirement that full power, Class A and low power television stations file what has traditionally been known as a Form 317 report by December 1. More…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts

FCC Locks in Dates for Short Lifting of Upgrade Freeze for Unrepacked TV Stations

The FCC announced in October that it would be lifting its 2013 freeze on certain TV station modification applications that would increase a station’s coverage area. Lifting the freeze would let full-power and Class A TV…more
 /  Communications & Media Law

FCC Enforcement Monitor - October 2017

After a unique investigation involving a television host’s Twitter account, a New York Police Department investigation into criminal impersonation of a police officer, and a bomb threat to Times Square, the FCC fined a New York…more
 /  Communications & Media Law

Breaking News: FCC Releases Details of Its Proposed ATSC 3.0 Approval

This evening the FCC released the Agenda for its November 16 Public Meeting, and as anticipated, the two Media items on it are the Reconsideration of the FCC’s Broadcast Ownership Rules and the FCC’s proposed approval of ATSC…more
 /  Communications & Media Law

The Main Studio Rule Is Dead; Long Live the Main Studio

In a move that would have once been stunning, but which now was so expected as to be anticlimactic, the FCC today voted to eliminate the Main Studio Rule. In doing so, it also eliminated various associated requirements such as…more
 /  Communications & Media Law

After Nearly 5 Years, FCC Lifting Freeze on Mods for Unrepacked Full-Power and Class A TV Stations

The FCC announced late today that the freeze that has been in place since April 2013 which prevents full-power and Class A TV stations from filing applications to expand their coverage areas will be lifted temporarily, likely…more
 /  Communications & Media Law

TV Stations’ First Ever Quarterly Transition Progress Report Due October 10

As we noted back in April (has it really been that long ago?) when the FCC first announced the TV spectrum repack deadlines, TV stations being repacked now have yet another quarterly filing obligation. Television stations…more
 /  Communications & Media Law

Will Anyone Pay for 1-833-AUCTION?

Toll free telephone numbers celebrated their 50th birthday this year (frankly, without much fanfare). These numbers allow callers to reach businesses without being charged for the call. When long distance calling was…more
 /  Communications & Media Law

FCC Enforcement Monitor ~ September 2017

Pillsbury’s communications lawyers have published FCC Enforcement Monitor monthly since 1999 to inform our clients of notable FCC enforcement actions against FCC license holders and others. The FCC entered into a Consent…more
 /  Communications & Media Law

Today’s the Day: Nationwide EAS Test and Form 2 Deadline Arrive

Earlier this week, the FCC and FEMA released a final reminder that this year’s nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System will occur today, September 27, 2017 at 2:20 PM Eastern Time. The test will be transmitted in both…more
 /  Communications & Media Law
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