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Definitions[]

Business[]

An affiliate is

a company or business enterprise located in one country but owned or controlled by a parent company in another country; may be either incorporated or unincorporated.
any company that controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with another company.[1]

Internet[]

An affiliate is a website that directs a user to an e-commerce site in exchange for a commission on any purchases by that user.

Telecommunications[]

An affiliate is

a person that (directly or indirectly) owns or controls, is owned or controlled by, or is under common ownership or control with, another person.[2]
a company that assists telecommunications carriers with building a wireless network. The affiliate may use the primary carrier’s brand name, network operations, customer service or other facilities.
[a] broadcast station that airs a network's programs and commercials, but is not owned by that network.[3]

References[]

  1. 16 C.F.R. 313.3(a).
  2. 47 U.S.C. §153(1); 47 C.F.R. §53.3. See also id. §64.2003(a) ("[A]n entity that directly or indirectly owns or controls, is owned or controlled by, or is under common ownership or control with, another entity"); id. § 76.1200(d) ("A person or entity that (directly or indirectly) owns or controls, is owned or controlled by, or is under common ownership or control with, another person, as defined in the notes accompanying [47 C.F.R.] Sec. 76.501").
  3. FCC, Glossary of Frequently Used Telecommunications Terms (full-text).

See also[]

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