Federal Communications Law Journal

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

Articles from Vol. 63, No. 1, December

Combating Cyberbullying: Emphasizing Education over Criminalization
I. INTRODUCTION II. DEFINING CYBERBULLYING III. UNITED STATES V. DREW A. Legal Cause of Action 1. The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act 2. The MySpace Terms of Service B. Lori Drew's Prosecution and Acquittal IV. CRIMINALIZING...
Deliberative Democracy on the Air: Reinvigorate Localism - Resuscitate Radio's Subversive Past
Radio today seems so trapped in the amber of corporate control that it is easy to forget how much of radio technology and programming came from the bottom up, pioneered by outsiders or rebels who wanted something more, or something different, from...
Editor's Note
Welcome to the sixty-third 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 works presented in this Issue reflect the Journal's...
Examining the FCC's Indecency Regulations in Light of Today's Technology
I. INTRODUCTION II. BACKGROUND III. HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE A. The Perception of Children B. The Transformation of the Definition of Indecency IV. JURISPRUDENCE A. Federal Communications Commission v. Pacifica B. The Creation of...
From One (Expletive) Policy to the Next: The FCC's Regulation of "Fleeting Expletives" and the Supreme Court's Response
I. INTRODUCTION II. THE CASE: FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION V. FOX III. FOUR MODELS OF JUDICIAL DECISION MAKING A. The Legal Model B. The Attitudinal Model C. The Strategic Model D. The Historic-Institution Model IV. EXPLAINING...
Introduction to Essays on the Future of Digital Communications
I. STIMULATING DISCUSSION: THE ROLE OF THE TIME WARNER CABLE RESEARCH PROGRAM ON DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS II. OVERVIEW--POLICY PERSPECTIVES III. OVERVIEW--TECHNICAL PERSPECTIVES I. STIMULATING DISCUSSION: THE ROLE OF THE TIME WARNER CABLE...
Pacifica Reconsidered: Implications for the Current Controversy over Broadcast Indecency
I. INTRODUCTION II. THE STATE OF THE LAW BEFORE PACIFICA A. The Statutory Scheme B. Enforcement of Section 1464 Prior to Pacifica III. THE FCC DECISION IN PACIFICA A. The FCC's Declaratory Order B. The Purpose of Using a Declaratory Order ...
Revisiting the Regulatory Status of Broadband Internet Access: A Policy Framework for Net Neutrality and an Open Competitive Internet
I. INTRODUCTION II. NEITHER FACT, POLICY, NOR PRECEDENT SUPPORT THE CLASSIFICATION OF BROADBAND INTERNET ACCESS AS ANYTHING BUT A BASIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICE A. The Slippery Slope B. Longstanding Policies Requiring the Separation...
The Challenge of Developing Effective Public Policy on the Use of Social Media by Youth
I. INTRODUCTION II. THE NEED FOR A NEW FRAMEWORK III. PRIVACY FOR YOUTH" A CASE EXAMPLE IV. THE NEED FOR NEW COLLABORATIVE POLICYMAKING MECHANISMS A. Cluster One B. Cluster Two V. TRANSFORMING LEARNING, SOCIALIZING, AND COMMUNICATION...
The Challenge of Increasing Broadband Capacity
I. INTRODUCTION II. UNDERSTANDING CRITICAL RELATIONSHIPS A. Understanding Bandwidth III. OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES: LOOKING AHEAD A. Twisted-Pair Cable B. Coaxial Cable C. Wireless Links D. Fiber-Optic Cable IV. SUMMARY...
The Challenge of Increasing Civic Engagement in the Digital Age
"The genius of democracies is seen not only in the great number of new words introduced but even more in the new ideas they express."--Alexis de Tocqueville (1) I. INTRODUCTION II. THE NEED FOR A NEW FRAMEWORK III. DISPARITIES IN DIGITAL ACCESS...
The Changing Patterns of Internet Usage
I. INTRODUCTION II. INTERNET PROTOCOL VIDEO A. Bandwidth and Quality of Service B. Congestion Management C. Multicasting D. Regulatory Classifications III. WIRELESS BROADBAND A. Bandwidth Limits and Local Congestion B....
The Future of Digital Communications Research and Policy
"Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future. "--Niels Bohr I. INTRODUCTION II. NEEDED: A NEW RESEARCH FOCUS A. Is Broadband a General Purpose Technology? B. Economic Growth Will Flow Primarily from Business, Not Residential,...