Tagged with FCC

Truth in Alcohol Advertising

A really fun part of my day job is I get the opportunity to review copy related to underwriting spots and promotional material. Broadcasting rules and regulations, like any area of the law, are forever evolving. As you can imagine, the FCC (Federal Communications Commission, for my non-broadcast readers) can be blamed for regulating a … Continue reading

Top 5 Copyright & Trademark Stories of 2014 … So Far

Isn’t Fall such a reflective time?  Mississippi is just barely starting to get a glimpse with sometimes cooler temperatures earlier in the morning.  As we approach a new season, let’s revisit what has been the biggest copyright and trademark stories of 2014 … so far and according to what you all most read on Statute of RyAnne. … Continue reading

Top 10 Countdown of 2013

Top 10 Countdown of 2013

I love a good countdown show.  Whether it is the Top 10 Biggest Celebrity Fashion Mistakes, Billboard Hot 100, I Love the 80s or my childhood weekly favorite of Casey Kasem’s Top 40, I absolutely have to know who is Number 1.  I blame all of this on too many Sunday afternoons with my hotpink … Continue reading

Who Says You Can’t Go Home?

This past weekend I had the pleasure of speaking at the Alabama Broadcasters Association’s annual convention.  And, while all of my speaking engagements are important, this one held a special place in my heart because of my history with the organization.  It was part learning, part instructional on my part and part homecoming. As some … Continue reading

How to Earn 2.5 Million YouTube Views

Apparently I was not the only that wanted to question what is and is not allowed via the medium of video. To recap, check out my post from last week – Explict Sex Coming to a T.V. Near You. After thinking about my post last week, news of Justin Timberlake’s latest music video and the … Continue reading

Explicit Sex Coming to a T.V. Near You

Indecent. This single word conjures up images of swearing during awards shows, gratuitous sex, nipple slips during half-time bowl games and most famously George Carlin’s speech of Seven Words You Can’t Say on Television. I recently had the opportunity to think more about this word, the implication to viewers of all ages, how this indecency … Continue reading

Trademarks in Television: Recipe for Disaster? Part 2

Trademarks in Television: Recipe for Disaster? Part 2

In Part 1, the discussion involved trademarks and how to identify them. Trademarks can pop up in different ways and take many forms. Back to my new favorite cooking ingredient – Pompeian Balsamic Vinegar and their trademarked bottle shape. What type of permission is necessary to show this trademarked bottle? The bigger question I find … Continue reading