Broadcasters Prepare for Their #MeToo Moment

By Scott R. Flick People often conflate the term “FCC lawyer” with “Communications Lawyer,” thinking of an FCC Lawyer as someone who represents clients solely with regard to interactions with the FCC and its rules.  A Communications Lawyer, however, represents communications clients in a variety of venues and on a variety of issues whose common thread is that they affect media or telecom companies in a unique or disproportionate way.  Communications Lawyers therefore find themselves not just before the FCC, but handling complex transactions, litigation, and legislative matters where the harm or benefit has little to do with the FCC, and much to do with how the action impacts a media or telecom client. For this reason, while a lot of what we write about here at CommLawCenter does focus on the FCC, you’ll also read about FTC actions against social media ad campaigns, Supreme Court decisions on retransmission of local TV signals,  and…

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