Sound stories: 20120529

May 29, 2012 12:20 am
"The domestic dissemination ban probably won't be relaxed. Now will it be enforced?"
Kim Andrew Elliot reports about Reps. Mac Thornberry and Adam Smith’s amendment to a bill in the U.S. Congress repealing the Smith-Mundt Act of 1948, and allowing domestic propaganda. "The version of the defense appropriations bill that passed through markup in the Senate Armed Services Committee Thursday afternoon does not include an amendment to 'strike the current ban on domestic dissemination' of propaganda says Glen Caplin, Communicaitons Director for New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, who is a member of the committee. (Kim Andrew Elliot reporting on International Broadcasting)

"Fox, CBS, NBC Sue Dish Network Over AutoHop Ad-Skipper"
Matthew Belloni reports: "Dish also files suit in New York against all four broadcast networks. At issue is PrimeTime Anytime, a service that allows consumers to skip television ads." (The Hollywood Reporter)

• "$2000 FCC Fine for Recording Telephone Conversation Even Though the Conversation was Never Broadcast"
David Oxenford reports: "According to the Notice of Apparent Liability issued by the FCC, the recording was stopped after the radio station announcers identified who they were, and the person who was called said that he did not want to be recorded. What was taped was essentially the station employees calling the individual and saying hello, saying that they were from the radio station, telling the individual that he was being recorded, and the individual telling the employees to stop recording - which they immediately did. The recording was ended before anything substantive was said, and it was never broadcast on the air. (Broadcast Law Blog)
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