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Nov. 30, 2021, 11:13 PM

Republican Tillis Asks Biden to Withdraw FCC Nominee Sohn

Todd Shields
Todd Shields
Bloomberg News

Republican Senator Thom Tillis asks President Joe Biden in letter to withdraw nomination of Gigi Sohn to seat on Federal Communications Commission, calling her “an anti-copyright activist.”

  • Tillis cites Sohn’s 2012 congressional testimony regarding online music and her service on board of Locast, company that streamed TV broadcasts before shutting down this year after court battle with broadcasters
  • NOTE: Tillis, of North Carolina, is the top Republican on Senate subcommittee on intellectual property
  • NOTE: Democrats’ FCC Makeover Risks Delay as GOP Fights Biden Nominee

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