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FAA speeds up approvals for film & TV production drones

April 10, 2015 11:13 am

While Amazon is getting all the headlines for the speedy FAA approval it just received to test its new generation of delivery drones, film and television drone companies are also being put on the FAA fast track. The FAA said Thursday that it will use its faster summary grant process for [...]

Radio performance royalties: second verse, same as the first [updated]

April 9, 2015 9:32 pm

If a re-make of the movie Groundhog Day were ever set in Washington D.C., a music performance royalty bill would have a starring role. On Monday, when radio broadcasters are gathered together in Las Vegas for their annual spring convention, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) will headline a press [...]

New IP czar ready to fight for content creators & brands

April 9, 2015 4:33 pm

Daniel Marti, the new White House  IP czar, set himself up as the industry’s new ally in the fight to protect  intellectual property.  IP theft is a battle that media, advertising and entertainment companies have been waging ever since teenagers began ripping CDs. Movies, music, software, [...]

FCC’s O’Rielly wants to sic station lawyers on pirate radio stations

April 8, 2015 4:14 pm

FCC Commissioner Mike O’Rielly says its time for the FCC to look at new options for shutting down pirate radio operators. In a blog post published Wednesday, O’Reilly admitted that going after the illegal operators is “not at the top of the priority list” for the FCC’s overstretched [...]

It’s time for Mad Men politics

April 8, 2015 11:25 am

Politics has been obsessed with digital strategies, but campaigns may need to develop a new infatuation as candidates head into 2016. Digital and big data campaign tactics have dominated the running of every political contender ever since the Obama campaign’used digital and social media in 2008. [...]

Rand Paul chatter on Facebook falls short of Ted Cruz launch

April 8, 2015 8:34 am

Rand Paul made more use of social media around his Presidential announcement but fell far short of the Facebook buzz generated by Ted Cruz. Rand Paul’s presidential announcement on Tuesday generated 1.9 million Facebook interactions (posts, likes, comments and shares) by 865,000 users. That [...]
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