Author: David Oxenford

Court Overturns Requirement that Prescription Drug Advertisers Include Price Information in TV Ads

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP Last week, a Federal District Court ruled that the US Department of Health and Human Services did not have the authority to require that drug manufacturers include pricing information on their television commercials. We wrote about that requirement, here – a requirement that was supposed to go into effect… read more

FCC Adopts Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to Review EEO Rules

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP When the FCC initiated its most recent EEO audits, we mentioned that the Commission was planning a rulemaking to review the effectiveness of its EEO rules for broadcasting and multi-channel video operators. The FCC’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeking to review these rules has now been released. This review was prompted by complaints raised in… read more

FCC Releases Draft Order on Changes to Children’s Television Rules – Action Expected July 10

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP In anticipation of its July 10 open meeting, the FCC last week released its draft Order making changes to its rules requiring television stations to broadcast specific amounts of educational and informational programming directed to children. The current rules require that stations air an average of three hours of… read more

DOJ Starts Review of BMI and ASCAP Consent Decrees – Exploring the Background of the Issues

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP The Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division announced on June 5 that it was starting a review of the ASCAP and BMI antitrust consent decrees that govern the United States’ two largest performing rights organizations for musical compositions (referred to as the “musical work”). The DOJ’s announcement of the initiation… read more

Video Looking at the Basics of the Online Public Inspection File and Quarterly Issues Programs Lists

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP Looking for a brief explanation of the online public inspection file and Quarterly Issues Programs List, and how they will be viewed in connection with the upcoming license renewal cycle – including the potential fines for violations of the rules? The Indiana Broadcasters has just released this video of… read more

Regulatory Issues from the NAB Convention

License Renewals, ATSC 3.0, Translator Interference, Ownership Rules, and Children’s TV By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP Questions about regulations from Washington don’t disappear just because you are spending time in Las Vegas, and last week’s NAB Convention brought discussion of many such issues. We’ll write about the discussion of antitrust issues that occurred during… read more

Advertising for CBD – Safe for Broadcasters?

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP In the last few months, we probably have had more questions about advertising for CBD products than any other topic. At this point, CBD products seem to be sold in nearly every state in the country, and discussions about CBD’s effectiveness seem to be staples on national and local… read more