Time Warner spent $793,000 lobbying in 3Q

November 28, 2011

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Time Warner Inc., the owner of HBO and the Warner Bros. movie studio, spent $793,000 lobbying the federal government in the third quarter on issues such as food advertising to children, digital copyrights and online privacy, according to a disclosure report.

That's down 7 percent from the $853,000 that it spent in the second quarter and up 6.9 percent from $742,000 that it spent in the July-September period a year ago.

Time Warner lobbied on consumer issues such as children's online safety and data security, as well as "Do Not Track" bills designed to create something akin to the federal "Do Not Call" phone number registry for online activity.

Time Warner also lobbied the federal government on reform of the U.S. Postal Service. As the publisher of Time and other magazines, the company is a heavy user of the mail system.

Time Warner lobbied Congress, the Federal Communications Commission, the Commerce Department, the Federal Trade Commission and other agencies, according to the report filed on Oct. 20 with the House clerk's office.