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Letters & Testimony

Testimony of Michael J. Copps to the Subcommittee on Information and Technology

January 14, 2014

We are here today to review whether the Communications Act needs to be updated or otherwise "reformed". I have heard some say that simply because the Act is old, it must be obsolete that no matter how well it has served us, an act written 18 years ago cannot possibly have relevance in today's world.'

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Multimedia

Stop Comcast from Taking Control

August 19, 2014

Comcast is already a communications leviathan -- watch this video to see what happens if its tentacles entwine even more of the communications ecosystem.

Stop Media Consolidation - Prometheus FCC Cheerleaders

October 31, 2007

On Oct. 31, as the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) held a hearing about media localism, activists staged a rally outside to oppose the FCC's plan to loosen the media ownership rules. Check out Prometheus Radio Project as the "FCC Cheerleaders."

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Democracy Wire

FEC Bows to Pressure and Votes to Open Rulemaking for Online Political Ad Disclosure

November 16, 2017; Press Release, Status Update

Americans expect and deserve to know who is bankrolling the political ads that follow them around the internet. In the wake of revelations about Russian use of internet ads to sway the 2016 presidential race, Common Cause and 17,945 members and supporters made that expectation very clear to the FEC, filing comments with the agency last week. In total, more than 150,000 Americans spoke out in comments and petitions with the agency—an FEC rulemaking record.

FCC Vote Kneecaps Local Media by Clearing Way for Massive Mergers like Sinclair-Tribune

November 16, 2017; Press Release, Status Update

Even for this craven FCC majority, today’s vote to bless more media consolidation represents an awful new low. The FCC just wiped away time-tested and common sense safeguards that promote vibrant local media by ensuring voters have access to competing sources of news. By blessing consolidation this majority has ensured newsroom redundancy, meaning fewer working journalists to hold the powerful to account. And if that were not enough, let Big Broadcast get even bigger means cable customers nationwide will pay higher bills.

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