class3 - President, confirmed by Congress 3 The FCC is...

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1 Every Era: • Available Technologies • Resources • Social organization • Influenced the way people think about their lives and their societies Major Government Agencies influencing Policies • Congress • FCC: Federal Communications Commission www.fcc.gov • FTC: Federal Trade Commission • FDA: Federal Drug Administration The FCC and Government Attempts at Regulation Major Decisions
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2 Regulation --to establish rules for procedure and exercise control over those rules Communications Act of 1934 • Established the FCC • Considered the airwaves to be a “public trust” FCC • 5 Commissioners appointed by the
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Unformatted text preview: President, confirmed by Congress 3 The FCC is limited: It can suggest policy decisions, but it cannot make laws Deregulation: 1984 An attempt to reduce the federal governments oversight of communications and use marketplace rules The FCC does not regulate : Film Cable tv or subscription services Internet (but there are some special circumstances) Any other communication form that does not use airwaves 4 Telecommunications Act of 1996 Didnt foresee the impact of digital technologies and their impact on industries or policy...
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