LPTV LEGAL ISSUES SURVEY
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This is an anonymous survey of legal issues related to LPTV and TV translator licensees and the upcoming Incentive Spectrum Auction.  Our Coalition of licensees and related industry partners wants your legal opinions on key issues, and would appreciate your participation.  

All answers will be held in strict confidence, and we reserve the right to keep the overall results confidential.  We may however, do a follow-up "delphi-like survey" of the results, and we may publish in our industry newsletter some of the summary results, but never your identity, or that of your organization. We are not collecting individual emails, but if you want to contact us directly about the survey, please do so. 
 
Required 1.
As a survey control, please let us know if you currently represent LPTV and or TV translator clients.  And if they are independent, or if are owned by a primary station group.  Click all that apply.


Commericial Primary Television Stations which own LPTV and/or TV translator stations
Noncom Primary Television Stations which own LPTV and/or TV translator stations
LPTV licensee and station clients
Independent, Tax District, non-profit, and/or civic LPTV and/or translator clients
Religious broadcasting licensees
Multicultural broadcast owners
A network(s) which is carried on LPTV
None of the above
Other  
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2.

Please let us know what you think will "definitely" happen.

LPTV and TV translator owners will NOT file in the Court of Appeals
LPTV and TV translator owners WILL file in the Court of Appeals
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3.

Please let us know what you think could happen in each of this situations.

 Will Not Happen Might Not Happen Unsure Might Happen Will Happen 
LPTV and TV Translators DO go to the Court of Appeals
LPTV and TV Translators DO NOT go to the Court of Appeals
Congress makes changes to the current Incentive Spectrum Auction legislation
Congress passes new companion legislation to fix the problems of the Incentive Auction legislation
The FCC changes its' mind and uses its' discretionary powers to include LPTV in the auction
The Incentive Spectrum Auction is conducted in early 2016
LPTV and TV Translators WIN in the Court of Appeals
LPTV and TV Translators LOSE in the Court of Appeals
NAB wins it current Court of Appeals case
Sinclair wins it current Court of Appeals case
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4.
Please rank which issues LPTV and TV translators could bring and win in the Court of Appeals.
 Will Lose Might Lose Unsure Might Win Will Win 
Not being an auction eligible entity
Not being given post-auction relocation funding
Not being protected in the post-auction channel relocation
Congress not studying the impacts of LPTV and translators
FCC not studying how LPTV and translators could assist or improve the auction
The loss of public service obligations with no method or plan to replacement them
Inadequate impact analyses by the FCC
No LPTV and TV translator LEARN session prior to auction Incentive Auction Report & Auction
FCC attempt to amend parts 73 and 74 of the regulations to put unlicensed uses above licensed LPTV
The violation of the secondary status of LPTV
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5.
Please pick the statement which you believe will be the reality for LPTV and TV translators related to the Incentive Spectrum Auction.

The FCC will win on all issues brought to the Court of Appeals
The FCC will lose one or more issues which LTPV and TV translators bring to the Court of Appeals
The Court of Appeals will tell Congress to fix the Incentive Spectrum Auction legislation
Congress will pass legislation to fix the current auction legislation
LPTV and TV translators will make it difficult for the Incentive Auction to be conducted in 2016
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6.

Our Coalition has been using the term the "Right of Displacement", and "the ROD", as it attempts to make it easy for everyone to understand one of the key basic rights which LPTV and TV translators have.  Do you think that these simplified terms of art for complex legal rules is useful, helpful, or are they not appropriate to use?


YES - USE THEM, THEY WORK
NO - DO NOT USE THEM - THEY ARE CONFUSING
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7.

Another legal strategy LPTV and TV translators have been investigating is "the expectation of renewal" which all FCC licensees have.  What do you think this means, or do you have an opinion about it?

 

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8.

Please let us know about any legal strategies you think LPTV and TV translators should investigate and or be using.

 

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