Federal Communications Law Journal

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

Articles from Vol. 54, No. 1, December

Acquisitions by Partially Privatized Firms: The Case of Deutsche Telekom and VoiceStream
I. INTRODUCTION A recent phenomenon in American competition policy is the acquisition of a private firm by an enterprise that is either wholly owned by government or in the midst of privatization. Such an acquisition poses the question of how public...
An Uphill Battle: The Difficulty of Deterring and Detecting Perpetrators of Internet Stock Fraud
I. INTRODUCTION When fifteen-year-old Jonathon Lebed of New Jersey was convicted of securities fraud through the Internet by the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") in September of 2000, it brought national attention to an already existing...
A Tale of Three Cities: "Diverse and Antagonistic" Information in Situations of Local Newspaper/broadcast Cross-Ownership
I. INTRODUCTION For more than half a century, a fundamental principle of communications policy in the United States has been that the "widest possible dissemination of information from diverse and antagonistic sources is essential to the welfare...
Dial 911 and Report a Congressional Empty Promise: The Wireless Communications and Public Safety Act of 1999
I. INTRODUCTION On Thanksgiving Day 1997, Greg and Luann Bertaux were traveling from their Kansas home to Eureka Springs, Arkansas, when they observed a nearby green minivan darting dangerously in and out of traffic along U.S. 71 near Carthage,...
Does Internet Gambling Strengthen the U.S. Economy? Don't Bet on It
I. INTRODUCTION Commercial gambling in the United States is a mammoth industry. In the past few decades, the United States developed from a country with few gambling options to one permitting some form of legalized gambling in every state except...
The Persistence of the Dirigiste Model: Wireless Spectrum Allocation in Europe, a la Francaise
I. INTRODUCTION The process of allocating radio spectrum for Third Generation ("3G") wireless communications (1) in the European Union ("EU" or "the Union") illustrates the convergence of serious economic and political challenges facing the Union...
The Private Workplace and the Proposed "Notice of Electronic Monitoring Act": Is "Notice" Enough?
I. INTRODUCTION On July 20, 2000, an interesting mix of federal legislators proposed legislation that would affect monitoring of employee communications and computer usage in the workplace. Representatives Charles Canady (R.-Fla.) and Bob Barr (R.-Ga.)...