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Collins Exploring Possible Legislation on DOJ ASCAP/BMI Consent Decrees Decision

House IP Subcommittee Vice Chairman Doug Collins, R-Ga., has been collecting stakeholder feedback in recent weeks on possible legislation or other actions to address the DOJ Antitrust Division's decision in its review of the American Society of Composers, Authors … Subscribe to Read >>

EPIC Says Suit Strong Against FAA Failure to Create Drone Privacy Rules; Others Uncertain

The Electronic Privacy Information Center has a "strong claim" against the Federal Aviation Administration, said EPIC President Marc Rotenberg. The organization sued the FAA last week for its failure to develop drone privacy rules. EPIC's lawsuit (in Pacer) … Subscribe to Read >>

Wheeler Expected to Push for Approval on Big Remaining Items Before Election

The FCC is expected to have a busy few months before the Nov. 8 election as it finalizes key parts of Chairman Tom Wheeler’s remaining agenda. The set-top box order appears headed for a vote at the Sept. 29 … Subscribe to Read >>

‘Perfect Automation’ an Impossibility With Self-Driving Cars, Says NTSB Chief

National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Christopher Hart doesn’t “see it happening anytime real soon” that autonomous cars will get so good that human drivers -- and their susceptibility to human error -- get banned from the road, Hart told … Subscribe to Read >>

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House Commerce Set for GOP Leadership Rumble; All Contenders Eye 2017 Telecom Rewrite

A hotly anticipated GOP fight for leadership of the House Commerce Committee is less than six months away, and four of the known likely contenders told us they want a renewed committee focus on rewriting the 1996 Telecom Act in the next Congress. Two key lawmakers seen as interested for more than a year are the more-senior Rep. John Shimkus, R-Ill., who never hid his intentions, and Communications Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden, R-Ore., who only recently began expressing public interest (see 1505140064 and 1509280058). Commerce Committee Vice Chairwoman Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., and Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, also may be in the mix. … Read More >>

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