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

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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]

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