47 U.S.C. § 508 : US Code - Section 508: Disclosure of payments to individuals connected with broadcasts

Search 47 U.S.C. § 508 : US Code - Section 508: Disclosure of payments to individuals connected with broadcasts

    (a) Payments to station employees
      Subject to subsection (d) of this section, any employee of a
    radio station who accepts or agrees to accept from any person
    (other than such station), or any person (other than such station)
    who pays or agrees to pay such employee, any money, service or
    other valuable consideration for the broadcast of any matter over
    such station shall, in advance of such broadcast, disclose the fact
    of such acceptance or agreement to such station.
    (b) Production or preparation of programs
      Subject to subsection (d) of this section, any person who, in
    connection with the production or preparation of any program or
    program matter which is intended for broadcasting over any radio
    station, accepts or agrees to accept, or pays or agrees to pay, any
    money, service or other valuable consideration for the inclusion of
    any matter as a part of such program or program matter, shall, in
    advance of such broadcast, disclose the fact of such acceptance or
    payment or agreement to the payee's employer, or to the person for
    whom such program or program matter is being produced, or to the
    licensee of such station over which such program is broadcast.
    (c) Supplying of program or program matter
      Subject to subsection (d) of this section, any person who
    supplies to any other person any program or program matter which is
    intended for broadcasting over any radio station shall, in advance
    of such broadcast, disclose to such other person any information of
    which he has knowledge, or which has been disclosed to him, as to
    any money, service or other valuable consideration which any person
    has paid or accepted, or has agreed to pay or accept, for the
    inclusion of any matter as a part of such program or program
    matter.
    (d) Waiver of announcements under section 317(d)
      The provisions of this section requiring the disclosure of
    information shall not apply in any case where, because of a waiver
    made by the Commission under section 317(d) of this title, an
    announcement is not required to be made under section 317 of this
    title.
    (e) Announcement under section 317 as sufficient disclosure
      The inclusion in the program of the announcement required by
    section 317 of this title shall constitute the disclosure required
    by this section.
    (f) "Service or other valuable consideration" defined
      The term "service or other valuable consideration" as used in
    this section shall not include any service or property furnished
    without charge or at a nominal charge for use on, or in connection
    with, a broadcast, or for use on a program which is intended for
    broadcasting over any radio station, unless it is so furnished in
    consideration for an identification in such broadcast or in such
    program of any person, product, service, trademark, or brand name
    beyond an identification which is reasonably related to the use of
    such service or property in such broadcast or such program.
    (g) Penalties
      Any person who violates any provision of this section shall, for
    each such violation, be fined not more than $10,000 or imprisoned
    not more than one year, or both.