Media companies looking to expand their holdings celebrated the ruling.
FCC chair Michael Powell defended the decision, arguing that it reflected changes in communications technology and supported diversity of expression. The FCC's take on their action:
FCC SETS LIMITS ON MEDIA CONCENTRATION
Unprecedented Public Record Results in Enforceable and Balanced Broadcast Ownership Rules
The language of the de- or re-regulation might be too opaque and messy to have much effect, however.
(thanks to Jesse Walker) :: posted by Bryan, 7:25 PM |