Title 47 of the United States Code

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Title 47 of the United States Code defines the role and structure of the Federal Communications Commission, an independent agency of the United States government, and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, part of the United States Department of Commerce. It also criminalizes damage by ships to underwater cables and defines how candidates for political office receive special access to broadcast stations. The Communications Act of 1934, the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act, and the Launching Our Communities' Access to Local (LOCAL) Television Act of 2000 are codified in this title.

Foreign adversaries[edit]

A foreign adversary is defined in Title 47 as "any foreign government or foreign nongovernment person engaged in a long-term pattern or serious instances of conduct significantly adverse to the national security of the United States or security and safety of United States persons."[1] Parties may be designated as a foreign adversary by the Secretary of Commerce.[2]


  1. ^ "47 U.S. Code § 1607 - NTIA program for preventing future vulnerabilities". LII / Legal Information Institute. Retrieved 2021-12-23.
  2. ^ "Foreign adversary Definition". Law Insider. Retrieved 2021-12-23.

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