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Mon Sep 23, 2019, 01:19 PM

U.S. court deals setback to FCC push to revamp media ownership rules

Source: Reuters

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September 23, 2019 / 12:37 PM / Updated 9 minutes ago

David Shepardson 3 Min Read

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Communications Commission suffered a setback on Monday in a long-running legal battle when a federal appeals court struck down its latest effort to loosen U.S. media ownership rules.

The Republican-led FCC in 2017 voted 3-2 to eliminate the 42-year-old ban on cross-ownership of a newspaper and TV station in a major market. It also voted to make it easier for media companies to buy additional TV stations in the same market, and for local stations to jointly sell advertising time and for companies to buy additional radio stations in some markets.

The court told the FCC to take up the issue again, saying the regulator “did not adequately consider the effect its sweeping rule changes will have on ownership of broadcast media by women and racial minorities.”

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said in a statement that despite instructions from Congress to review media ownership regulations a majority of federal appeals court judges for 15 years “has taken that authority for themselves, blocking any attempt to modernize these regulations to match the obvious realities of the modern media marketplace.”

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-media/u-s-court-deals-setback-to-fcc-push-to-revamp-media-ownership-rules-idUSKBN1W81YU?il=0

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Mon Sep 23, 2019, 01:39 PM

1. Marketplace.

I hate these creeps more everyday.

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Mon Sep 23, 2019, 01:59 PM

2. A new euphemism appears: To "modernize" regulations!

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Mon Sep 23, 2019, 02:58 PM

3. There go those Republicans again...


I mean what could go wrong with a corporate controlled media monopoly?

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