Challenging Voldemedia

By SHARON STEEL  |  December 20, 2007

“These news companies are in bed with the FCC to skew the rules so that they’re the only voices out there, and the independent voices, other voices that would be covering issues that aren’t motivated specifically for profit, are being overshadowed,” says Slack. In spite of the December 18 decision, he’s not without hope. Slack wants the Pottercast to rally support for the bipartisan Media Ownership Act of 2007, which would halt the FCC’s efforts to gut media ownership rules.

“Kevin Martin had better look out, because he didn’t factor in on Harry Potter fans taking a stand.”

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