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TV broadcast networks and major cable operators with ownership stakes in cable channels continue to squeeze independent TV producers and channels off the air, the Government Accountability Office reports. Creative Voices was pleased to have worked with GAO to document in this important report the chokehold that Big Media has over access to television. In
In response to the release of the FCC’s National Broadband Plan, the following statement was issued by Jonathan Rintels, Executive Director of the Center for Creative Voices in Media: The FCC gets a standing ovation from independent media artists for its visionary National Broadband Plan. The economic, social, and cultural benefits of this critical 21st
CV filed comments today in the FCC’s Open Internet proceeding calling on the Commission to establish clear rules protecting the right of content creators to provide — and consumers to access — the Internet content of their choice without restraint or impairment by the Internet Service Provider. This principle of Network Neutrality is crucial for
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Costs of Failure to Achieve President’s Goal of Universal Broadband by 2007 are “Staggering,” Says New Report Include Hundreds of Billions of Dollars of Economic Growth and Over a Million Jobs WASHINGTON, October 10, 2007: The failure to achieve President Bush’s 2004 goal of universal broadband access to the Internet “in every corner of America
Creative Voices’ paper, Big Chill: How the FCC’s Indecency Decisions Stifle Free Expression, Threaten Quality Television, and Harm America’s Children is at this link.
Misguided FCC media ownership policies harm competition, diversity of viewpoints, and localism – the Commission’s key policy goals in regulating media ownership – and prevent the American public from receiving better broadcast television, the Center for Creative Voices in Media told the Commission in comments filed today. Former FCC Chairman Newton Minow once famously referred
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In response to decision in Fox v. F.C.C. by the Supreme Court of the United States, the following statement was issued by Jonathan Rintels, Executive Director of the Center for Creative Voices in Media: The Center for Creative Voices in Media welcomes today’s ruling by the Supreme Court of the United States in Fox v.
After the Supreme Court in Fox v. FCC remanded the Janet Jackson case back for review, the Third Circuit again found in CBS v. FCC that the Federal Communications Commission’s indecency decision and $550,000 fine against CBS in the Janet Jackson Super Bowl halftime case were “arbitrary and capricious,” and therefore unlawful. Press coverage and
The FCC’s fines against NYPD Blue were found unconstitutional by the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals, based on its recent decision in Fox v. FCC. The Court agreed with CV, an amicus curiae in the case, that the Commission’s arbitrary and capricious indecency policy put creative, challenging, controversial, non-homogenized broadcast television programming at risk.