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Michael J. Copps

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Michael J. Copps

Michael J. Copps was an FCC commissioner from 2001 to 2011 and currently heads the Media and Democracy Reform Initiative at Common Cause. 


News and Features

In her book Captive Audience, Susan Crawford shows how media giants exert a stranglehold over consumers and government.

A former FCC commissioner points out that the agency can simply enforce a campaign finance disclosure requirement that’s already on the books.

As we struggle for media democracy, let's take encouragement from the early actions of the FCC.

One of the most important votes of 2003 will be cast not in Congress or
in voting booths across the country but at the Federal Communications