COM 107 WEEK OF 10/12
COM 107 WEEK OF 10/12 COM 107
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COM 107 101415 Regulating ownership and regulating content Alternative Voices A Major studios as distributors independent lm companies pair with major studios to use their distribution channels B Technology and alternative voices a Independent productions b Direct to internet Youtube TV apple tv are serving as distributors for independent content people aren39t trying to go directly to tv or movies instead going through internet c Social media and marketing independent music gets promoted on social media C Space for startups Media Regulation A Industry regulation a 1890 Sherman Antitrust act 1 Broke up monopolies speci cally designed for rail roads b 1934 federal communications act 1 Broadcast airwaves as public resource 2 quotpublic interest convenience and necessityquot 3 License was needed ffrom government to broadcast on a particular bandwith 4 Origin of PSA39s c 1948 paramount decision 1 Studio system vertical integration 2 Owned studios and distribution networks but was broken up d 1970 FinSyn 1 TV restrictions on networks 2 Repealed 1995 3 Cant produce and distribute but decision was repealed Changes in regulation A 19805 Growing Deregulation a Reagan marketplace economics b Example children39s TV 1 Program length commercials c Growth of oigopoies B 1987 39Fairness Doctrine39 eliminated a 1949 FCC rule 1 to air and engage in controversial issue programs that affect community 2 when offering such programming to provide competing points of view b Was removed and people didn39t have to give equal time to both sides of an argument Ownership and the impact of free speech A Telecommunications act of 1996 what you could say and how you could say it B Net Neutrality Feb 26 2015 VI V a b Open internet rules Or in other words companies that provide internet access cant prioritize certain content to get better quicker internet access but this is ok in terms of advertisements The First Amendment A Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof or abridging the freedom of speech or of the press or of the right to the people peaceably to assemble and to petition the gov39t for a redress of grievances The fourth amendment A The right of the people to be secure in their persons houses papers and effects against unreasonable searches and seizures shall not be violated and no warrants shall issue but upon probably cause Gov39t censorship or self censorship A Selfcensorship a b C Production decisions Content decisions if things may come across as insensitive due to current events in movies iks school shootings etc they may be pulled from the production Awareness of audience sponsors market etc B Government regulation a b c FCC FTC Acts and laws National security if things are viewed as a matter of national security media members could get in trouble for broadcasting it C The Right to Publish a b e f D Re Frontline news war chpt 11 What did the pentagon papers story reveaI reasons why we became involved in the Vietnam war there had apparently been some government deception involved in this What was the nixon39s administrations39 reaction and why did they view this as a violation of the espionage act They threatened to sue because the pentagon papers were national security and secret What was the supreme courts decision on the pentagon papers they ruled in favor of the papers39 right to post pieces of the pentagon paper How might this ruling been affected by public opinion How does current public opinion differ porters39 Privilege