Federal Communications Law Journal

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

Articles from Vol. 56, No. 2, March

Editor's Note
Welcome to the second issue of the fifty-sixth volume of the Federal Communications Law Journal. This issue presents a diverse selection of communications law topics, including telegraph and wire service regulation, radio and television programming,...
Read preview Overview
Finding Substance in the FCC's Policy of "Substantial Service"
I. INTRODUCTION 398 II. THE PROCESS OF LICENSE RENEWAL 399 III. "SUBSTANTIAL SERVICE" 401 A. History and Origin ...
Read preview Overview
Legislating the Tower of Babel: International Restrictions on Internet Content and the Marketplace of Ideas
I. INTRODUCTION 418 II. FOREIGN THREATS TO FIRST AMENDMENT PROTECTION OF ONLINE AMERICAN NEWS CONTENT 419 A. Differing Standards of Speech Protection ...
Read preview Overview
Rehearsal for Media Regulation: Congress versus the Telegraph-News Monopoly, 1866-1900
I. THE CENTURY THAT NEVER HAPPENED 300 II. FREE SPEECH AND THE RISE OF CORPORATE AMERICA 302 III. WESTERN UNION, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, AND THE LEGISLATURE ...
Read preview Overview
Rocking Wrigley: The Chicago Cubs' Off-Field Struggle to Compete for Ticket Sales with Its Rooftop Neighbors
I. INTRODUCTION 378 II. FCC AND JUDICIAL RECOGNITION 381 A. FCC Leniency 381 B. Judicial Favoritism of Sports...
Read preview Overview
Unmasking Hidden Commercials in Broadcasting: Origins of the Sponsorship Identification Regulations, 1927-1963
I. INTRODUCTION 330 II. THE UNCERTAIN PLACE OF SPONSOR IDENTIFICATION IN EARLY RADIO REGULATION 333 A. The Statutory Origins of the Sponsorship...
Read preview Overview
Why the World Radiocommunication Conference Continues to Be Relevant Today
I. INTRODUCTION 287 II. WHAT IS THE WRC? 288 III. WHY IS THE WRC RELEVANT TODAY? 291 A. Harmonization of Spectrum ...
Read preview Overview