Michael Powell Resigns!!!
Sun Jan 23 22:48:03 EST 2005
<<On Fri, 21 Jan 2005 15:23:20 -0500, "rogerkirk" <firstname.lastname@example.org> said:
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> Careful what you wish for. Given the Bush Administration/Republican
> Party's ever so slight bias toward business interests, I can see all
> ownership restrictions lifted and elimination of time & money
> wasting efforts like licensing and engineering and legal IDs -
> allowing companies to be more cost-effective and efficient.
There's been talk from some of the right-wing think tanks in
Washington that all broadcast spectrum management ought to be handed
over to a private group like the NAB. There's some precedent for this
in the way non-broadcast spectrum is managed and in the way the ARRL
is involved in the regulation of amateur radio. Others suggest that
interests in broadcast spectrum should be converted to straightforward
property rights, with all the usual legal accompaniments.
That would, of course, leave the FCC with nothing to regulate
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