Federal Communications Law Journal

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

Articles from Vol. 61, No. 2, March

A Fundamental Misunderstanding: FCC Implementation of U.S. WTO Commitments
I. INTRODUCTION II. THE SCOPE OF SECTION 310 III. U.S. TRADE COMMITMENTS IV. NAFTA COMMITMENTS V. OTHER TELECOMMUNICATIONS AGREEMENTS VI. WTO COMMITMENTS VII. FCC IMPLEMENTATION OF U.S. COMMITMENTS VIII. CONCLUSION I. INTRODUCTION...
An Evaluation of the Proposals in the FCC's Intercarrier Compensation Reform Docket Related to Tandem Transit Services
I. INTRODUCTION AND SUMMARY II. TANDEM TRANSIT SERVICES: AN OVERVIEW III. RECENT STATE COMMISSION DEVELOPMENTS A. Background B. Commission Rulings 1. Georgia 2. New York 3. Illinois 4. Michigan 5....
Beyond Content Neutrality: Understanding Content-Based Promotion of Democratic Speech
I. INTRODUCTION: CONTENT-BASED LAWS THAT PROMOTE FAVORED CONTENT II. CONVENTIONAL WISDOM ON CONTENT III. DESCRIPTIVE ARGUMENT: CONTENT PROMOTION DOES NOT RECEIVE HEIGHTENED SCRUTINY, AND MUST MERELY BE VIEWPOINT-NEUTRAL A. Doctrinal...
Business Solutions to the Alien Ownership Restriction
I. INTRODUCTION II. CONGLOMERATION AND THE BROADCAST LICENSE A. The Old Studio System B. The Foundation Crumbles 1. Antitrust 2. Television C. The New System 1. Disney 2. Time Warner 3. Sony ...
Editor's Note
Welcome to the second Issue of the sixty-first 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 Articles in this Issue present...
Paying the Price for Sports TV: Preventing the Strategic Misuse of the FCC's Carriage Regulations
I. INTRODUCTION II. LEAGUE-OWNED NETWORKS AND REGIONAL SPORTS NETWORKS A. Background: Cable Sports and Vertical Integration B. The Roots of the Dispute Between Cable Companies and League-Owned Networks C. Public Negotiations...
Reverse Auctions and Universal Telecommunications Service: Lessons from Global Experience
I. INTRODUCTION II. UNIVERSAL SERVICE IN THEORY AND IN PRACTICE A. Rationale for Universal Service in Telecommunications B. Tax and Distribution Schemes are Inefficient C. How Much Should We Spend and Where? III. GLOBAL EXPERIENCE WITH...
The RIAA, the DMCA, and the Forgotten Few Webcasters: A Call for Change in Digital Copyright Royalties
I. INTRODUCTION II. WEBCASTING AND COPYRIGHT LAW: A HISTORY A. How Webcasting Works B. Copyright Background. C. The Musical Work (Composition) Copyright and Mechanical Compulsory Licensing D. Digital Performance Right...