Brooks Pierce partner Mark Prak recently spoke to a meeting of the Media Law Resource Center (MLRC) as a panelist on the vetting of political ads during the 2020 campaign season. The panel was held Jan. 19.
During the MLRC session, participants discussed the law regarding the distribution of political ads, the practical considerations as lawyers vet them and the varying acceptance standards of different media companies.
Prak works with media and communications enterprises, such as digital media and web-based businesses, television and radio stations, newspapers, wire services, magazines and cable companies, as well as trade associations representing these industries.
He has represented communications businesses and state and national trade associations in administrative rule making proceedings before the Federal Communications Commission and other government agencies on issues such as internet distribution of video products, content licensing and use agreements, retransmission consent agreements, network affiliation agreements, political broadcasting rules, cable, satellite and over-the-top (OTT) carriage of television signals, digital television and radio, syndicated program exclusivity, compulsory copyright licenses, the siting of broadcast towers and equal employment opportunity issues.