Academic journal article Federal Communications Law Journal

Editor's Note

Academic journal article Federal Communications Law Journal

Editor's Note

Article excerpt

Welcome to the first issue of the fifty-seventh volume of the Federal Communications Law Journal. This issue presents a diverse selection of communications law topics, including international telecommunications services, digital carriage rules for public television stations, do-not-call rules and nonprofits, wireless regulation, and spare regulation.

In the first Article, J. Greg Sidak and Hal J. Singer analyze the World Trade Organization's recent decision in the U.S.-Mexico arbitration on telecommunications services, and the decision's shortcomings. Andrew D. Cotlar follows in the second Article with an examination of the possibility of digital carriage rules for public television stations. He argues that the FCC may legitimately craft rules for public television first, without affecting regulation of commercial stations. Finally, in the third Article, Rita Marie Cain critiques the Telemarketing Sales Rule, and argues that charitable solicitation cannot be regulated in the same way as commercial telemarketing.

This issue also presents two student Notes, each written by members of the Federal Communications Law Journal at Indiana University-Bloomington School of Law. In the first Note, Benjamin Douglas Arden analyzes wireless regulations, specifically the new wireless number portability rules, in light of a historical comparison between the wireline and wireless industries. …

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