Hollywood Docket: FCC appeals indecency ruling; Hallmark vs. AT 'Cake Boss' arrest

« Brad Pitt photo puts Fox News on 'fair use' hot seat | Main | 'Ghost Hunters' producer files $3M royalties lawsuit »

Hollywood Docket: FCC appeals indecency ruling; Hallmark vs. AT&T; 'Cake Boss' arrest

Fri Aug 27, 2010 @ 08:56AM PST
  • The FCC is appealing a court ruling last month that struck down its indecency policy on grounds that it was unconstitutional. The government is asking for "further consideration" of arguments in order to settle the agency's authority to regulate, setting up a possible Supreme Court showdown. [THR]
  • It's that time of the year again when TV network operators and distributors argue over carriage fees. The latest battle pits Hallmark Channels vs. AT&T U-verse. [THR]
  • The California Department of Public Health has reversed an earlier finding that the Motion Picture and Television Fund broke state law when the charity transferred out dozens of residents from a nursing home. [LAT]
  • A directive by the the Copyright Board in India lays out a revenue-sharing model instead of a fixed-cost structure in how radio stations must pay music labels. [THR]
  • Remy Gonzalez, one of the stars on TLC's popular reality show, "Cake Boss" was arrested on aggravated sexual assault charges. [MSNBC]

TrackBack URL for this entry:

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Hollywood Docket: FCC appeals indecency ruling; Hallmark vs. AT&T; 'Cake Boss' arrest:

The Hollywood Reporter
The Hollywood Reporter, Esq. blog focuses on how the entertainment and media industries are impacted and influenced by the law. It is edited by Matthew Belloni with contributions from veteran legal reporter Eriq Gardner and others. Before joining The Hollywood Reporter, Belloni was a lawyer at an entertainment litigation firm in Los Angeles. He writes a column for THR devoted to entertainment law. Gardner is a New York-based writer and legal journalist. Send tips or comments to Matthew.Belloni@thr.com

The Hollywood Reporter
Contact: Patrice Atiee at 323.525.2014 or patrice.atiee@thr.com

The Hollywood Reporter is Your Complete Film Resource

The columnists and bloggers who write for The Hollywood Reporter have their collective finger on the pulse of the boxoffice. Martin Grove and the other THR columnists deliver their thoughts on the film industry in an uncompromised style. Subscribe to THR today and get the latest views from these film experts and get the latest movie reviews as well.