Wednesday, October 27, 2010

What the Mid-Term Elections Will Mean for Hollywood (The Wrap)

The FCC is required to re-examine rules that regulate how many stations one company can own in a market, whether a newspaper and TV station can buy each other and a number of other related rules.

In recent years, [media ownership] has been a source of major controversy. Media companies argue that existing rules are antiquated and should be eased to ensure local media thrives; consumer groups argue that easing rules would give consumers fewer choices for content, news and information.

Congress will play a major role in determining how changes play out, and GOP control of the House would likely increase pressure for further easing of the rules.
This article gives a nice little overview of a handful of areas - including piracy, privacy, obscenity, etc. - that will likely be affected by the upcoming Congressional races. So be sure to get out and vote on Tuesday!

Read the full article here.

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