Federal Communications Law Journal

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

Articles from Vol. 51, No. 1, December

A Birthday Party: The Terrible or Terrific Two's? 1996 Federal Telecommunications Act
Good afternoon and welcome to the Ohio Public Utilities Commission's observance of the Telecommunications Act's "Cotton Anniversary."(1) That's right. The first anniversary is paper, and the second is cotton. Now, paper made sense as a first...
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Commercial Speech in the Law of the European Union: Lessons for the United States?
I. INTRODUCTION On July 6, 1998, the Council of Ministers of the European Union adopted a proposal calling for a ban on all tobacco advertising in the European Union.(1) The far-reaching measure will phase out not only press and billboard advertisements,...
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From the International Competitive Carrier to the WTO: A Survey of the FCC's International Telecommunications Policy Initiatives 1985-1998
I. INTRODUCTION As both the mainstream and trade press reports continue to herald, the world is in the midst of an international telecommunications revolution. With the creation and implementation of the February 1996 World Trade Organization Agreement...
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Liberalized Telecommunications Trade in the WTO: Implications for Universal Service Policy
I. TELECOMMUNICATIONS: A SERVICE SECTOR AND A BACKBONE FOR OTHER SECTORS The telecommunications market is one of the largest markets in the world, second only to the financial services market. The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) estimated...
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State Sales & Use Tax on Internet Transactions
I. INTRODUCTION With the explosive growth of electronic commerce, the way people do business is dramatically changing. More and more transactions are being conducted electronically, and the geographic boundaries that once played such a significant...
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"Wildly Enthusiastic" about the First Multilateral Agreement on Trade in Telecommunications Services
I. INTRODUCTION Traditionally, telecommunications services have been provided by national monopolies. In a sign that monopolies are a thing of the past, the World Trade Organization's (WTO)(1) Fourth Protocol to the General Agreement on Trade in...
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