Federal Communications Law Journal

Trade journal covering communications law. Published in cooperation with the Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington.

Articles from Vol. 53, No. 3, May

A Subsidy by Any Other Name: First Amendment Implications of the Satellite Home Viewer Improvement Act of 1999
I. INTRODUCTION The Satellite Home Viewer Improvement Act ("SHVIA")(1) changed the face of the market for television video services by authorizing direct broadcast satellite ("DBS") carriers to carry local television stations within their own local...
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Paved with Good Intentions: How interLATA Data Relief Undermines the Competitive Provisions of the 1996 Act
I. INTRODUCTION Just over five years ago, former President Clinton signed the Telecommunications Act of 1996 ("1996 Act") into law, effectively opening long-shut doors to competition.(1) Today, Congress faces the question whether to close those...
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The Best Laid Plans: How Unrestrained Arbitration Decisions Have Corrupted the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy
I. INTRODUCTION In any expanding environment, limitations are sometimes needed to provide order and stability. The Internet revolution has penetrated every corner of the globe. National boundaries have failed to contain the amazing growth of this...
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The FCC's Main Studio Rule: Achieving Little for Localism at a Great Cost to Broadcasters
The old adage, "a moving target is harder to hit," should not apply to government regulation. Unluckily, Jones Eastern has learned the hard way that the vagaries of imprecision apply to many things in life, including in this case the main studio role.(1)...
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The Public Interest Standard: Is It Too Indeterminate to Be Constitutional?
I. INTRODUCTION More than three hundred years ago, in the second of his famous Two Treatises, John Locke wrote that the legislature "cannot transfer the [p]ower of [m]aking [l]aws to any other hands. For it being but a delegated [p]ower from the...
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Use of Public Record Databases in Newspaper and Television Newsrooms
I. INTRODUCTION The right of access to public record information can be found in the statements of this country's Founders,(1) state and federal statutes,(2) and decisions of the Supreme Court.(3) A growing trend favoring privacy protection, manifested...
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