Brooks Boliek

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AGs Oppose Sirius-XM Deal

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WASHINGTON A group of state attorneys general made a last-ditch effort this week to convince the Federal Communications Commission’s “wild-card” member to oppose Sirius Satellite Radio’s proposed merger with XM. [...]

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Attorneys General Oppose Sirius, XM Merger

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A group of state attorneys general made a last-ditch effort this week to convince the FCC’s wild-card to oppose Sirius Radio’s proposed merger with XM. The AGs told FCC commissioner [...]

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Politicians Get Earful at Radio Royalty Hearing

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It was hard to tell whether Wednesday’s examination of a proposal setting up a royalty for songs aired on traditional radio was a congressional hearing or a music festival as [...]

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House Panel Looks Into Paying for Songs Played on the Radio

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A key House panel plans to open its investigation of legislation that would force broadcasters to pay musical performers for songs aired on the radio. Rep. Howard Berman, D-Calif., wants [...]

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Artists Sing Out Over Net Neutrality

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A group of top music talent plans to inject themselves into the national policy debate over the so-called “network neutrality” doctrine by issuing a music compilation in the name of [...]

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Artists Sing Out Over Net Neutrality

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WASHINGTON A group of top music talent plans to inject themselves into the national policy debate over the so-called “network neutrality” doctrine by issuing a music compilation in the name [...]

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Deal Clears Path For Two-way Digital TVs

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The major cable operators and Sony have announced a plug-and-play agreement that likely will break the logjam that has threatened the widespread introduction of two-way digital TV sets in the [...]

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House Likes ‘Copyright Czar’ Idea

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WASHINGTON Legislation that would create “a copyright czar” in the White House and streamline law enforcement efforts to catch intellectual property pirates won approval by the full House on Thursday. [...]

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Markey Faults Hollywood on Net Neutrality

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WASHINGTON Rep. Ed Markey accused the entertainment industry of pulling a bait and switch as Hollywood attempts to paint the “network neutrality” doctrine as a safe harbor for copyright pirates. [...]

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Broadcasters: We’re Already Serving Locals

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WASHINGTON The nation’s broadcasters told federal regulators that they are already serving their local towns and cities, and that any move to make them even more local would backfire. In [...]