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On January 18th the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) gave Comcast, the country’s largest cable company, the green-light to take over NBC Universal. Comcast already owns a handful of cable channels, including E! Entertainment and the Golf Channel. However, through its acquisition of a fifty-one percent stake [...]Continue Reading →
The Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law would like to take this opportunity to express our deepest sympathies to the friends and family of Vanderbilt Law Professor Richard Nagareda. Professor Nagareda passed away unexpectedly on Friday, October 8, 2010. He was an outstanding professor and wonderful friend to many, and touched many lives during [...]Continue Reading →
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently requested more information concerning Comcast’s plans to purchase a fifty-one percent interest in NBC Universal from General Electric Co.
The information request has a potential to delay the $28 billion dollar deal, although Sena Fitzmaurice — Comcast’s VP of Government Communications — stated that the company [...]Continue Reading →
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office rejects Jersey Shore star Snooki’s application to trademark her nickname.
Screen Actors Guild reaches tentative settlement of the class action lawsuit accusing it of withholding millions of dollars of overseas distribution revenues from members.
Allbritton Communications seeks to throw [...]Continue Reading →
It’s official. Finland has become the first country in the world to make broadband Internet access a legal right for every citizen. Through this revolutionary move designed to keep pace with ever-changing technological advances, Internet is now in the distinguished company of such fundamental rights as voting.
Beginning July 1st, any Internet service provider that [...]Continue Reading →
In a unanimous decision today, the D.C. Circuit vacated an order previously issued by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), mandating that Comcast not selectively limit its users’ bandwidth–namely, that the FCC cannot regulate Comcast’s practice of limiting bandwidth use by peer-to-peer programs. See below for a breakdown of what the decision means [...]Continue Reading →
On February 10, 2010 By Donna Baldry
The pending deal between NBC Universal and Comcast has found an unlikely opponent in former NBC-funnyman-turned-Senator, Al Franken (D-Minn.).
As we reported in December 2009, the joint venture agreement would leave Comcast owning 51 percent and G.E. owning 49 percent of NBC Universal. However, it seems predictions that the merger would face [...]Continue Reading →
On December 7, 2009 By Josh Lee
Contrary to what many pessimistic job seekers are saying, there is still work out there for M&A lawyers.Continue Reading →
On September 4, 2009 By Emily Beverage
On August 28, the D.C. Circuit struck down as “arbitrary and capricious” a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulation prohibiting a single cable operator from serving more than 30 percent of the market. Comcast, which challenged the regulation, now has room to increase its 25 percent market share. Groups like [...]Continue Reading →