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News of the Week; January 13, 2021

COMMUNICATIONS Ajit Pai offers mild criticism of Trump incitement, drops Section 230 plan In His Last Two Weeks, Ajit Pai Finally Finds A Backbone And Refuses To Move Forward With Trump’s Ridiculous 230 Attack Reminder – 2021 Will Include Some Off-Year Elections for State and Local Office – and FCC Political Broadcasting Rules Do Apply […]

BC Supreme Court ruled to have jurisdiction in defamation lawsuit against Twitter by BC plaintiff

Hey all, The BC Supreme Court ruled yesterday in Giustra v. Twitter, Inc., 2021 BCSC 54 that the court has (and will exercise) jurisdiction in a defamation lawsuit against California-based Twitter by a BC plaintiff. The ruling provides encouragement for Canadian plaintiffs attempting to hold U.S.-based internet platforms responsible for content accessed by Canadians. As […]

Welcome to the fifth cohort of Communications Law 2.0 @ Allard; or are you the first cohort of Communications Law 3.0?

The world is changing. As some of my kids would say: “It’s a mood”. Was trying to remember when I first did legal work on a media file. It probably was 39 years ago. Change, rapidly accelerating change (or the invocation, true or not, of rapidly accelerating change) has always been part of the landscape. […]

News of the Week; January 6, 2021

COMMUNICATIONS Broadband Infrastructure Companies Ripe for M&A, Experts Say Pudding-Brained 5G Conspiracies Somehow Get Even Dumber  FCC Issues Ruling Limiting Call Volumes Permitted Under TCPA Exemptions FCC issues voluntary caller id authentication best practices for Voice service providers FCC Takes A Break From Not Caring About Consumers To Hassle Some Landlords Over Pirate Radio ViaSat […]

News of the Week; December 30, 2020

COMMUNICATIONS FCC Seeks Input on FM Booster “Zonecasting” Proposal  FCC Threatens Large Fines Against Landlords Who Allow Pirate Radio Broadcasts on Their Property  Congress Appropriates $7 Billion to Fund Broadband Initiatives Impact of Section 889’s Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Equipment Prohibitions on Federal Grant and Loan Recipients Verizon’s Latest 5G Innovation: A 5G ‘DSS’ Network […]