The last decade has been littered with attempts by governing parties to regulate, deregulate and/or re-regulate the media. The stated paraphrased federal agency goals were to:
Establish broadcast ownership limits promoting "diversity, localism and competition" that the courts would uphold. Write rules that recognize "the explosion of new media outlets
for news information and entertainment." Strike a balance that would allow media deal-making "while ensuring that no company can monopolize the medium."
unresolved biggies include (in non-hierarchical order): Multiple ownership of TV stations in the same market National television station ownership
(single market and multiple) Dual broadcast network ownership Broadcast/ newspaper/ radio cross ownership V-chip utilization/
Radio station group ownership (single market and multiple) Cable system operators' ownership of programming on their systems Cable system operators' and broadcast stations' cross ownership Cable system operators' penetration of national viewership Cable
subscription fees Satellite operators' ownership programming on their system Satellite operators' and broadcast stations' cross ownership Satellite subscription fees Satellite/ cable/ broadcast cross ownership Teleco/ cable/ satellite cross ownership
Net neutrality The nation's transition from analog to digital broadcasting Enforcing cable card deployment Must-carry
broadcast transmissions for all digital terrestrial channels Program availability via fair and equitable licensing arrangements The sanctity of
copyright The efficacy of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act
Will someone please tell me "why the f..." the FCC is concentrating a majority of its intellect on
indecency? I am allowed to write "why the f..." Maybe I'm amazed. How 'bout you.