Federal Communications Law Journal

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

Articles from Vol. 53, No. 2, March

Connecting the World: The Development of the Global Information Infrastructure
I. INTRODUCTION In 1844, the first message was sent over a telegraph line between Washington and Baltimore.(1) By 1855, people communicating over long distances commonly used telegraphy.(2) As a result, international alliances became important means...
Filth, Filtering, and the First Amendment: Ruminations on Public Libraries' Use of Internet Filtering Software
I. INTRODUCTION When First Amendment lawyers wax eloquent about freedom of speech, they almost invariably turn to New York Times v. Sullivan,(1) a decision that unquestionably qualifies as a First Amendment icon. Sullivan involved a defamation claim...
Is ISP-Bound Traffic Local or Interstate?
I. INTRODUCTION On February 26, 1999, the Federal Communications Commission ("FCC" or "Commission") issued a Declaratory Ruling that "ISP-bound traffic is jurisdictionally mixed and appears to be largely interstate."(1) The ruling did not invalidate...
Protecting Privacy and Enabling Pharmaceutical Sales on the Internet: A Comparative Analysis of the United States and Canada
I. INTRODUCTION The Internet offers the potential to revolutionize the manner in which people receive health information and treat their health conditions. More than 40.9 million Americans were expected to use the Internet in the year 2000 for health...
Taking Account of the World as It Will Be: The Shifting Course of U.S. Encryption Policy
It is change, continuing change, inevitable change, that is the dominant factor in society today. No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be.(1) I. INTRODUCTION...

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