Tag: fcc

Internet still under attack by UN, FCC commissioner says

At a United Nations conference in December, 89 countries voted in favor of international government regulation of the Internet. Specific regulations have not been agreed upon, but FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell told FoxNews.com he fears the U.N. may seek further rulings at a 2014 conference in Busan, Korea. Regulatory proposals range from changes in the way web addresses like “.com” are distributed to charging websites for sending information (a company like Facebook or Google could be required to pay cable companies a charge every time someone used their site). McDowell said such charges could kill some sites.

Shiver Me Timbers

“I’m not giving up, because this is about the truth,” said Deborah Stevens, the public voice behind the station

How Pussy Riot Became P***y Riot: The FCC’s Sexual Obscenity Rules Are Bullshit

When George Carlin released his famous monologue, “Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television,” in 1972, it didn’t include the word “pussy.” Although his list didn’t reflect all the words you couldn’t say on TV at the time, the ones he…

FCC Complaint Filed Against Manchester PD

The follow was sent in an email with the subject line “Wiretapping complaint” by Wallace Nolen to fccinfo@fcc.gov on August 15th, 2012. [Nolen, by the way, is the admin of the new Vermont Cop Block offshoot.] This writing shall constitute a formal…

NCTA petitions FCC to omit promos and noncommercial content from the CALM Act

The CALM Act — the new law to regulate the level of television audio content — is set to go into effect Dec. 13. The National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NTCA) has asked the FCC to limit the new rule only to…