PREEMPTION! The FCC’s Adoption of the OTARD Rules and their Application to Condo’s and HOAs

In Section 207 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 (the “Act”), Congress directed the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) to adopt rules concerning Over-the-Air Reception Devices (“OTARD”) in order to provide limitations and guidance on governmental and non-governmental restrictions on viewers’ ability to receive certain over the air telecommunications. In October 1996 the FCC adopted 47 CFR § 1.4000 (the “OTARD Rules”) to implement this Congressional directive.    Read the article…………….


Related Articles

Appeals court rules construction defendants not liable in Miami injury case (FL)

The 3rd District Court of Appeal has affirmed lower court rulings of five summary judgments in cases in which a

Disaster Planning: New Law (NJ) Mandates Over 55 Communities to Maintain Emergency Building Operations Plans

On January 13, 2014, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed into law P.L. 2013, Ch. 186 (A-3625/S-2343), which requires age-restricted

New law on side of homeowner sued by HOA over flagpole (TX)

The case of the northwest Houston HOA versus a homeowner with an unauthorized flagpole was supposed to go to trial