FCC Regulations: Frequently Asked Questions

Our experts weigh in on those tricky “grey areas” in the FCC copy guidelines.

Is a QR code considered a call to action in a TV underwriting spot? Are logos, taglines, and slogans allowed in underwriting credits? Is the use of personal pronouns allowed? Are issue announcements and political candidate announcements acceptable? Are announcements for alcohol, tobacco, and/or e-cig/vaping companies allowed? Are announcements from marijuana dispensaries allowed? Are announcements for lotteries,casinos, sweepstakes, and online gaming allowed? Can you legally turn away an underwriter? Are there special provisions for nonprofit…

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Underwriting copy guidelines and FCC regulations

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