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Unanimous Supreme Court rejects expansive interpretation of TCPA autodialer definition

Uncertainty over the definition of an “automatic telephone dialing system” (ATDS or autodialer) under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) has fueled a steady flow of...

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U.S. Government urges Supreme Court to adopt reasonable interpretation of ATDS in TCPA case

The Supreme Court recently granted certiorari in Facebook, Inc. v. Duguid to resolve a deepening circuit split on the question of what qualifies as an automatic telephone dialing system...

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Global Media, Technology and Communications Quarterly – Spring/Summer 2020

Our latest edition features a number of articles focused on guiding businesses through the key impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. We also survey some of the latest legal and regulatory...

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U.S. Supreme Court finds TCPA’s federal-debts exemption unconstitutional; leaves rest of TCPA intact

On June 6, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in Barr v. American Association of Political Consultants, Inc., et al., settling an issue that has lingered over litigation...

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Second Circuit panel sides with Ninth Circuit on what qualifies as an autodialer

A recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in Duran v. La Boom Disco, Inc. has interrupted the emerging consensus around the definition of...

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Executive order creates committee to replace “Team Telecom” review of foreign telecom investments
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Recent developments have positioned the Executive Branch to exert greater influence over the U.S. telecommunications sector. On April 4, 2020, President Donald Trump issued...

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President Trump signs bipartisan broadband mapping law

On March 23, 2020, President Trump signed the Broadband Deployment Accuracy and Technological Availability (DATA) Act. The law requires the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to...

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FCC confirms that certain COVID-19 communications fall within the TCPA’s “emergency purposes” exception
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Health care providers and government officials have more clarity regarding the ability to place certain calls and texts about the novel coronavirus, thanks to recent action by the Federal...

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Seventh Circuit joins Third and Eleventh Circuits in “autodialer” Circuit split
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Slowly but surely, the U.S. Courts of Appeal increasingly agree on how to interpret the definition of “automatic telephone dialing system” (“ATDS” or...

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