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Details: Some BSSL employees have opposed proposed changes in FCC regulations that will allow for more mergers overall in the print media and TV industry, permitting consolidation of up to 45% control in a geographic market prior to the FCC prohibiting further consolidation of media assets. The Editor of Consumer Reports magazine has recently wrote that "free TV and pay TV are completely intertwined. A handful of corporations own and control the vast majority of both." The public relations and lobbying team of the first tier media giants - GE, AOL/Time Warner, Viacom, and Walt Disney Co. - have requested we support the FCC's recommended changes in Congress.

Discuss the legal and ethical implications of the ongoing debate and take a position as to whether the changes should be allowed and would they benefit BSSL.

In your own words, please post a response to the Discussion Board and comment on other postings. You will be graded on the quality of your postings.

Post your comments to at least two other postings. Each comment must be at least 200 words in length. Use the 2X2 matrix to comment (i.e., two things you liked about the posting, and two things the student could have included to improve the posting including errors or excluding erroneous information). You will be graded on the quality of your postings.
Points Possible: 100
Date Due: Tuesday, Nov 04, 2008
Objective: Explore various types of philosophical reasoning and moral theories.
Use effective communication techniques.

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The response addresses the queries posted in 481 words with references.

//The paper discusses the ethical and legal implications of the proposed changes in the FCC regulations for the company BSSL. It recommends whether the changes should be permitted or not and whether the changes will benefit BSSL or not. Below, are the legal implications under the heading, legal implications//

Legal implications

There are various legal implications of this debate between the giant media organizations and the employees of BSSL. Although, these changes are not bad or are implemented for the easiness of the concerned organizations, but these are violating the rights of the media person and newspaper owners in context of freedom of speech and freedom of expression, which is not good. The congress party is also opposing these changes, as it is illegal for any commission to implement changes in the rules of ownership as just to provide benefits to the concerned companies by avoiding the concern of ...

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