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Cell Phones & Privacy - Mike Igoe

May 15, 2014|

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    Thu, 28 Aug 2014

    Another game blacked out tonight for local Buffalo Bills fans. As the final pre season game did not sell out congressman Brian Higgins has been lobbying hard to end the blackouts is on the WB my congressman good morning. Are we gonna have to endure another season of this. Well hopefully. The single handedly equal recognize that the black oval it's unfair to fans support. I directly aimed directly to the tax dollars. That he mentally and by extension. When you know we talk to a couple of weeks ago with one of the FCC commissioners sheet to. Agree that the blackouts should end now with that said congressman. When do you think the FCC is going to take a vote on this. I think it will be your vote this September. nothing to eliminate the black couple then went into public comment period. And commissioner outcry came to buffalo to announce that he would support. An elimination of the FCC rule that requires cable companies to abide by the week's black out policy. That you can remind yourself like a policies mr. professional sport. You know all the teams can that be televised to the fast velocity two hours before the start thinking. So we you know we think it's a forty year old rule and all of the public comment has been taking there's no evidence to support. You know any financial loss on the part of civil war the certificates The question. When that they have and I think they've the FCC elimination of school. Will be a major step toward. And he missed like a policy altogether. cool does benefit from the blackout or initially when it when it. Went into place forty years ago who benefited. I guess the teams did because the teams with the writing most of their revenue from ticket that the longer the case now with television talent in advertising. They think these principles of marketing here reached frequencies so. You know why would lead one fans by not having. By blocking access attitude team because that's a big part. I'm building a loyal fan base success possible deals and making sure absolutely definitely has done. So I just think you know at the wanna be told what to do but when you consider the 75%. 75%. In the stadium improvements throughout the confined to protect our it seems to me that fans are being harmed by these antiquated policy. Had the Federal Communications Commission recognizes that and and believe in that it recognizes as well. You know on the issue of fans being harmed by this policy in the past two really be driven home here in buffalo congressman don't you think because. We are considered a small national football League City. And we have a stadium that's much bigger in capacity than other a big cities around the country and trying to. A sellout of pre season game is not that easy around here. That's director of the league average if for general feeling is that 67 dollars and Ralph Wilson Stadium currently. 73000. The 6000 more. Purging to a point black out. And but let you know as you know the figure this team's performance ahead to carry very loyal fan base. Can't and they also support. So the team through their tax dollars but forty adding to the economic depression or changing economics the NFL has changed. And then I get surprised with the NFL and for their own self interest. Has been limited to black out war altogether because when you really. You know do a thorough review update. There's no evidence to support the black don't rule is beneficial and there's clear evidence that is harmful analyst opinions but that is the team's bottom line so again I think it's the team whether it's legal ground at this. Sooner rather than later but I think this SEC rule elimination could be very very important in this and objectives. If the FCC does vote in September to end the black would it be immediate or is there another layer of votes that need. Need I need is somewhere else. The gonna have to come around this would this would remove the federal government's role in requiring cable companies to abide by black hole. So it wouldn't be eliminated altogether but we think it's a major major piece that one's that temple was eliminated this leak will be forced to. I'll look at you look at this old antiquated rule which goes back 1970. Tree actually. Congressman we're glad you could join us thanks for the update. Congressman Brian Higgins.


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Attorney and member of the New York State are Mike I -- Also associate professor of communication at -- for -- is with us on the WB and lifeline to talk about cellphones surveillance at the Erie county sheriff's department Mike. Good to talk to you. Nice sit -- standing here -- what's your take on a cell -- surveillance equipment is this legal. Well -- incidents that really illegal or legal -- say it's kind of about your article like you know -- New York -- -- -- the first part of the country. And the rules of the game used to -- oh in a private place. An expectation of privacy when -- a public place that's -- much. But you know the technology it's really changed the game because you know now you can have. A local conversation -- -- you're all but it's kind of public completely out of the air what it's like Internet. The problem that the courts are really not dressed you know what I don't point this issue emails that it's generally been the trend. That we use email no expectation products. Well. But -- surveillance is another thing because you know back in the eighties to local electronic communication privacy act. But -- the technology's changed much in the eighties in culturally change you'll get and that's the problem here exactly -- really dull. Hartman as well they're really -- and this particular issue what to you know so our constitution and all get out early but what they've read on point about the situation. Well Michael what do sheriff Tim Howard need to say today to. Satisfy everyone's concerns. What are your biggest problems I think that people aren't an issue with you during his last campaign but you tiger -- did very well yet. But you know it's left campaigning pushed a lot of -- constitutional rights and now people wanting OK without the fourth. What you really got app that stress you know that would only be used for criminal activity. But the problem that it used to great technology. From what it has -- and it's not that specific because -- act like a police -- to our. So consequently when they -- data neighborhood and holographic criminals to grab and let the people -- -- -- Americans so pretty. Epic electronic privacy prediction center to ensure that. They think there's a lot of innocent people whose gators being at the post and that we can to a guest you'd set to. Harry did this this is not gonna go way down you know. I don't know the big problem here until someone gets past but he electronic communication project it's bigger guys have a ballot. In between deport them and personally government interest in the government's gonna have to prove you know what they're really good interest but of course because the aspect that the earth to its budget that it would -- Even for the government to what these cases in job -- doesn't beat people privacy rights. In my let's imagine there is a huge emergency. Lives in public safety or -- in the opinion vote of the police -- -- -- a guy out there out of control he's moving around he's got a cell phone. And you need to act quickly under circumstances like that to the police still have to go to a judge and get permission users -- tracking apparatus to find this guy. I don't know it was as -- what's called a compelling government interest something like you know very severe say peace security concern like that that's not -- should they do that or to pressure just like at any -- -- situation in the upper right to -- all people. -- -- But a lot and it didn't turn. Case by case basis until the -- could update that's the problem is really no law in the urged Iran or an -- where released this issue. Mike nice talking with you this morning thanks for the input. That's like I go an attorney and member of the new York state park he's an associate professor communication to at -- for Sonia.

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