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DOJ Won’t Terminate ASCAP, BMI Music Licensing Decrees

DOJ won’t terminate the ASCAP and BMI consent decrees, Antitrust Division Chief Makan Delrahim said Friday (see 2101070048). He recommended the department continue reviewing the music licensing decrees every five years.Subscribe to Read >>

Communications Law Firms and Broadcasters Among PPP Recipients

Law firms, broadcasters and advocacy groups were beneficiaries of 2020’s federal Paycheck Protection Program. More than five dozen law firms and other organizations in communications and media got a total of more than $142 million to forestall job losses due…Subscribe to Read >>

Trump Administration Finalizes 5G Security Strategy Implementation

President Donald Trump’s administration released its final 5G security strategy implementation plan Friday, which observers believe may have some influence despite Trump’s imminent exit. The U.S., “along with like-minded countries will lead global development, deployment, and management of secure and…Subscribe to Read >>

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Capitol Attack Could Renew Interest in Journalist Protection Law

The Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol included about a dozen reported assaults and numerous threats against journalists. (See our news report here.) This could spur renewed interest in legislation to protect them, said journalism advocates in interviews this…Read More >>

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