REPORT: The Case For Universal Broadband in America: Now!

Costs of Failure to Achieve President’s Goal of Universal Broadband by 2007 are “Staggering,” Says New Report Include Hundreds of Billions of Dollars of Economic Growth and Over a Million Jobs WASHINGTON, October 10, 2007: The failure to achieve President Bush’s 2004 goal of universal broadband access to the Internet “in every corner of America

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BIG CHILL: How the FCC’s Indecency Decisions Stifle Free Expression, Threaten Quality Television, and Harm America’s Children

Creative Voices’ paper, Big Chill: How the FCC’s Indecency Decisions Stifle Free Expression, Threaten Quality Television, and Harm America’s Children is at this link.

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Creative Voices’ Comments to FCC in 2006 Media Ownership Proceeding

Misguided FCC media ownership policies harm competition, diversity of viewpoints, and localism – the Commission’s key policy goals in regulating media ownership – and prevent the American public from receiving better broadcast television, the Center for Creative Voices in Media told the Commission in comments filed today. Former FCC Chairman Newton Minow once famously referred

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Creative Voices’ Comments to FCC Re Internet Freedom

PRESS RELEASE Contact: Jonathan Rintels, Center for Creative Voices in Media,  (202) 747-1712 Internet Freedom Vital to Creative Media Artists, Must Be Condition of AT&T-BellSouth Merger, Creative Voices Tells FCC WASHINGTON, October 24, 2006: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) must not approve the merger of AT&T and BellSouth without attaching strong and enforceable Internet Freedom/Net Neutrality

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Ownership Concentration and Indecency — Is There a Link?

Creative Voices’s study, “Ownership Concentration and Indecency in Broadcasting: Is There a Link?” finds that from 2000 to 2003, four of the nation’s largest radio companies were responsible for 96% of FCC indecency fines, while their stations accounted for only about half of the country’s listening audience. The study points out that some of the

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The Future Internet: Open or Closed?

Many in America’s creative community have assumed that the rapidly approaching Internet of tomorrow — high-speed, low-cost, and utterly pervasive — will empower media creators to directly reach their audience, eliminating the corporate middleman distributor. Or, as some might less diplomatically put it, “the worm has turned! With high speed Internet, there will be no

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“Should People Who Don’t Watch TV Care What’s on TV?”

Should People Who Don’t Watch TV Care About What’s on TV? by Jonathan Rintels Executive Director, Center for Creative Voices in Media My own highly informal and unscientific survey of many media artists and creators affiliated with NAMAC leads me to this less-than-startling conclusion: many are not glued to the boob tube. Most don’t work

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Creative Voices on Appointment of Kevin Martin as FCC Chairman

Statement of Jonathan Rintels, Executive Director, Center for Creative Voices in Media, on the appointment of Commissioner Kevin Martin as the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. The Center for Creative Voices in Media congratulates Kevin Martin on his appointment as Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. However, Mr. Martin’s support as FCC Commissioner of

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Creative Voices on Appointment of Kevin Martin as FCC Chairman

Statement of Jonathan Rintels, Executive Director, Center for Creative Voices in Media, on the appointment of Commissioner Kevin Martin as the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. The Center for Creative Voices in Media congratulates Kevin Martin on his appointment as Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. However, Mr. Martin’s support as FCC Commissioner of

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“Private Ryan” Saved From Censors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The following is a statement from Jonathan Rintels, Executive Director of the Center for Creative Voices in Media, welcoming the FCC’s denial of indecency complaints against the Veterans Day 2004 broadcast on ABC of “Saving Private Ryan”: The Center for Creative Voices in Media welcomes the unanimous decision by the FCC to

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