Federal Communications Law Journal

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

Articles from Vol. 64, No. 2, March

Assessing Competition in U.S. Wireless Markets: Review of the FCC's Competition Reports
I. INTRODUCTION II. DIRECT MEASURES OF MARKET POWER ARE PREFERABLE TO INFERENCES BASED ON MARKET SHARES III. DIRECT EVIDENCE OF WIRELESS PRICING DOES NOT SUGGEST MARKET POWER IV. DIRECT EVIDENCE OF ENTRY BY NEW SUPPLIERS DOES NOT SUGGEST...
Consumer Watchdog: The FCC's Proposed Rulemaking to Help Consumers Avoid Bill Shock
I. INTRODUCTION II. UNEXPECTED CHARGES AND THE NEED FOR CHANGE A. Specific Examples of Bill Shock B. European Union Legislation on Wireless Billing Practices C. Industry and Consumer Response to the FCC's Notice of Inquiry III. PROPOSED...
Editor's Note
Welcome to the second Issue of the sixty-fourth Volume of the Federal Communications Law Journal, the nation's premier communications law journal and the official journal of the Federal Communications Bar Association. The Journal staff is eager to...
From Betamax to YouTube: How Sony Corporation of America V. Universal City Studios, Inc. Could Still Be a Standard for New Technology
I. INTRODUCTION II. VICARIOUS LIABILITY AND EARLY TECHNOLOGY: SONY'S ADOPTION AND DIMINISHMENT A. Common Law Secondary Liability B. The Betamax Player and Sony Corp. v. Universal City Studios, Inc C. The New Technology:...
Is It Time to Recreate the E-Rate Program?
I. INTRODUCTION II. ARGUMENTS FOR CHANGE III. WHAT MIGHT A NEW E-RATE PROGRAM LOOK LIKE? IV. BACKGROUND OF THE SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES (E-RATE) FUNDING MECHANISM V. ON THE RESIDENTIAL FRONT PART VI. WHY IS COMMUNITY INTERNET ACCESS IMPORTANT? VII....
Of Burning Houses and Roasting Pigs: Why Butler V. Michigan Remains a Key Free Speech Victory More Than a Half-Century Later
I. INTRODUCTION II. THE STORY BEHIND BUTLER AND THE PRINCIPLE TO WHICH IT GAVE RISE: BURNING DOWN THE FIRST AMENDMENT HOUSE TO ROAST THE OFFENDING PIG III. THE LASTING LEGACY OF BUTLER ON FIRST AMENDMENT JURISPRUDENCE A. Ginsberg...
Survival of the Standard: Today's Public Interest Requirement in Television Broadcasting and the Return to Regulation
I. INTRODUCTION II. HISTORY: REGULATION AND THE PUBLIC INTEREST A. The Early Days: Creation of the Concept B. Particularizing the Concept III. DEREGULATION A. Justifying Programming Requirement Cutbacks B. Ascertainment Deregulation IV....
Wiretapping the Internet: The Expansion of the Communications Assistance to Law Enforcement Act to Extend Government Surveillance
I. INTRODUCTION II. HISTORY OF WIRETAP AND SURVEILLANCE LAW III. PROPOSED EXPANSION OF CALEA IV. GROWTH OF THE INTERNET AND THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT AND THE PRIVATE SECTOR ONLINE COMPANIES A. History of the Relationship ...