Federal Communications Law Journal

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

Articles from Vol. 54, No. 3, May

An Efficiency Analysis of Contracts for the Provision of Telephone Services to Prisons
I. INTRODUCTION The prison population in the United States has dramatically increased since the 1970s, and as recently as 1998, there were nearly two million inmates incarcerated in the United States. (1) As the numbers of prisons and prisoners...
Carnivore, the FBI's E-Mail Surveillance System: Devouring Criminals, Not Privacy
I. INTRODUCTION "Carelessness about our security is dangerous; carelessness about our freedom is also dangerous." (1) The obvious message of this statement is to be ever-mindful of the fine line between a comfortable co-existence with the government...
Injunctive Relief in the Internet Age: The Battle between Free Speech and Trade Secrets
I. INTRODUCTION The last century has seen substantial advances in communications, of which the Internet is only the most recent development. Each new medium, as it was introduced, changed the balance of power in the constitutional equation...
Protecting the E-Marketplace of Ideas by Protecting Employers: Immunity for Employers under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act
I. INTRODUCTION Unlike the antiquated system of posting a defamatory flier on a signpost or publishing a slanderous article in the local newspaper, in today's Internet era, a spiteful person may post defamatory information on the Internet with...
The Concrete Barrier at the End of the Information Superhighway: Why Lack of Local Rights-of-Way Access Is Killing Competitive Local Exchange Carriers
I. INTRODUCTION The Telecommunications Act of 1996 (1996 Act) (1) contained the promise of a deregulated national telecommunications market with unfettered competition in both the local and long-distance telecommunications markets. Unfortunately,...
The Digital Divide and Courtroom Technology: Can David Keep Up with Goliath?
I. INTRODUCTION The federal judiciary recently embraced the technological revolution. Select courts are now equipped with state-of-the-art technology to aid in trial presentations. Before the judiciary made the improvements, litigants had to...
Why ADCo? Why Now? an Economic Exploration into the Future of Industry Structure for the "Last Mile" in Local Telecommunications Markets
Editor's Note: A version of this Article originally appeared as Phoenix Center Policy Paper No. 12. (1) I. INTRODUCTION It is now more than five years since the passage of the landmark Telecommunications Act of 1996 (1996 Act), but instead...