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SpectrumWatch: Congress, FCC Consider Options for TV Spectrum Repacking, Cable Pricing

Posted in Broadcasting & Cable, Spectrum & Mobile

A congressional subcommittee held an oversight hearing Tuesday addressing the Federal Communications Commission’s progress in setting rules for the upcoming incentive auction of television broadcast spectrum for mobile broadband use. On Monday, the FCC released a Public Notice addressing one aspect of those rules, which would govern how TV stations that do not sell their… Continue Reading

Senators, Justice Department Voice Support for Expanding Journalists’ Protections

Posted in Broadcasting & Cable, Privacy & Data Security

A group of senators announced on Wednesday that they would renew their push for federal legislation to limit the ability of federal authorities to compel journalists to reveal information about or obtained from confidential sources, after the U.S. Department of Justice announced it would tighten its own standards for when to seek such information. The… Continue Reading

SHIELD Act Seeks to Shift Litigation Costs in Patent Suits Brought by Non-Practicing Entities

Posted in Intellectual Property

A bill has been introduced in Congress that would permit prevailing defendants in patent infringement suits to recover litigation costs and attorneys’ fees. The Saving High-Tech Innovators from Egregious Legal Disputes (“SHIELD”) Act was introduced on February 27 by Congressmen Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Jason Chaffetz (R-UT).  The bill would provide for the award of… Continue Reading

SpectrumWatch: All Five FCC Commissioners will Testify Before House Communications and Technology Subcommittee on December 12 Regarding Spectrum Act Implementation

Posted in Broadcasting & Cable, Spectrum & Mobile

All five Federal Communications Commission Commissioners will testify on “Keeping the New Broadband Spectrum Law on Track” on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 before the Communications and Technology Subcommittee of the House Energy & Commerce Committee. As they become available, further details will be posted here. Congress gave the FCC authority to conduct incentive auctions to… Continue Reading