COLUMN: The Law in Real Life: Feds Tax Reality Show Winnings but Otherwise Do Not Regulate Survivor and Other Competitive Shows (Wednesday 22 October 2008)
Federal regulatory agencies are quick to tax winnings from a competitive reality show but are not interested in regulating the fair outcomes of these shows.
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