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This is an unofficial announcement of Commission Action. Release of the full text of a Commission order constitutes official action. See MCI v. FCC. 516 F 2d 385 (D.C. Circ 1974)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 13, 2004
NEWS MEDIA CONTACT:
Janice Wise at (202) 418-7450
Janice.Wise@FCC.GOV



FCC AND SAMSON TECHNOLOGIES ENTER INTO $26,500 CONSENT DECREE CONCERNING EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS

Washington, D.C. - The Federal Communications Commission today entered into a Consent Decree with Samson Technologies, Inc. (“Samson”) that resolves possible violations of 47 U.S.C. 302a(b) and 47 C.F.R. 2.803(a) concerning Samson's importation and marketing of certain models of multi-track music recording devices.

As part of the Consent Decree, Samson will make a $26,500 voluntary payment to the U.S. Treasury and will implement a Compliance Plan aimed at preventing future violations of the Commission's equipment regulations.

Action by the Commission on December 8, 2004, by Order (FCC 04-282) Chairman Powell, Commissioners Abernathy, Copps, Martin and Adelstein.

Enforcement Bureau Contacts: Janice Wise at (202) 418-8165 or Thomas Fitz-Gibbon at (202) 418-0693, (888) 835-5322 (TTY)

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