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What Could Go Wrong With A Contest?

Potential problems range from  an FCC fine if the contest is not conducted as advertised, to the threat of civil liability if the contest results in an injury to a contestant or observer.

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FCC Clears Up Rules For Contests

The FCC on Friday proposed to update its regulations for radio and TV station contests so that the rules are easier for the public to understand. The commission unanimously voted to move forward with the update to the regulations, which will allow companies to post their contest rules on the Internet and could spell the end of many fast-talking radio announcers and tiny type on some TV ads.