this is the law which current copyright protection is guaranteed.
cease and desist order
an administrative agency order prohibiting a person or business from continuing a particular course of conduct. For example, the federal trade commission may order an advertiser to cease and desist from misleading consumers w/its advertising.
an exclusive legal right used to protect intellectual creations from unauthorized usage.
in advertising, a requirement imposed by the federal trade commision forcing an advertiser to include information in future advertisements that corrects false or misleading claims made in previous ads.
a test courts use to determine whether using anothers copyrighted material w/o permission is fair or an infringement. Fair use test is also used in trademark infringement cases. ex: viacom vs. youtube
federal trade commission
a federal agency created in 1914. Its purpose is to promote free and fair competition in interstate commerce; this includes preventing false and misleading advertising.
a contract or agreement between a government, usually a city, and a cable system operator.
a rule taken from a mid 19th century english case and used in the US until the mid 20th century that defines material as obscene if it corrupts children.
a narrow legal term referring to sexual expression inappropriate for children on broadcast radio and television.
a federal law that regulates the trademark registration process, but that aso contains a section permitting business competitors to sue one another for false advertising.
non duplication rules
FCC regulations requiring cable systems not to carry certain programming that is available through local broadcast systems.
notice of proposed rule making
a notice issued by the FCC announcing that the commission is considering changing certain parts of its regulations or adopting new roles.
term describing material with hardcore sexual conduct.
PEG ACCESS CHANNELS
channels that cable systems set aside for public, educational, and govt usage.
a vague--not legally precise--term for sexually oriented material.
lustful thoughts or sexual desires
the sphere that includes material no protected by copyright law and therefore available for use without the creators permission.
advertising that exagerates the merits of products or services in such a way that no reasonable person would take the ad seriously. Usually, this is not illegal.
part of the federal cable television law allowing broadcast television stations to negotiate.
an FCC policy designing 10 pm to 6 am as a time when broadcast radio and television stations may air indecent material w/o violating federal law or FCC regulations.
the posisition of a plaintiff who has been injured or has been threatened with injury.
in advertising, the authority of the FTC to demand that an advertiser prove the claims made in the advertisements.
a word, name, phrase, symbol, or design used to identify a companys goods and distinguish them from similar products other companies make.
a concept that sexually oriented material would not meet the definition of obscenity if distributed to adults but would be found obscene if distributed to minors.