Broadcasters Contest FCC Political Ad Reporting Rule

Law360, New York (May 22, 2012, 4:52 PM EDT) -- The National Association of Broadcasters on Monday challenged in the D.C. Circuit a new U.S. Federal Communications Commission rule forcing broadcasters to report political advertising data online, saying the new requirements represent an unfair burden not faced by the broadcasters' competitors.

The NAB filing said that an FCC rule released April 27 would require networks to share information on advertising rates charged to political candidates and issue organizations, such as political action committees, on a centralized government website. The broadcasting trade group said the rule was...
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