Federal Communications Law Journal

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

Articles from Vol. 52, No. 1, December

Cable Internet Unbundling: Local Leadership in the Deployment High Speed Access
I. INTRODUCTION The evolution of law and technology has led to substantial activity in the field of communications law. The growth in popularity and use of the Internet has made it an area of economic, technological, and social interest. This has...
Federal Court Jurisdiction over Private TCPA Claims: Why the Federal Courts of Appeals Got It Fight
I. INTRODUCTION In their first-year civil procedure class, law students learn that a federal statute grants federal district courts jurisdiction over cases "arising under" federal law.(1) Yet, section 1331 is not nearly as encompassing--or as potent--in...
Financing Telecommunications Projects in Asia: A Promising Regulatory Perspective
I. INTRODUCTION Asia's telecommunications market has long been viewed as lucrative and fast growing. The value of the Asian market is estimated at $180 billion, while a recent study shows that the "Asia-Pacific excluding Japan has been the fastest...
Privatization and the Freedom of Information Act: An Analysis of Public Access to Private Entities under Federal Law
I. INTRODUCTION This legislation springs from one of our most essential principles: a democracy works best when the people have all the information that the security of the [n]ation permits. No one should be able to pull curtains of secrecy around...
Shrinkwrap and Clickwrap Agreements: 2B or Not 2B?
I. INTRODUCTION According to a survey conducted in 1997 for the National Science Foundation, over forty percent of Americans own personal computers. Although nearly every one of these computer owners at some point will purchase and install software,...
Strike Two: An Analysis of the Child Online Protection Act's Constitutional Failures
I. INTRODUCTION In 1995, Time magazine ran a cover story about the proliferation of pornography on the Internet.(1) The story was based on a study conducted by Marty Rimm, which was later discredited, but the Time article was indicative of the nation's...
The Battle for Portland, Maine
I. INTRODUCTION Portland, Maine, sits serenely on the banks of Casco Bay. It suffers few of the typical problems of large metropolitan areas. The city is clean; the traffic is manageable; there is no apparent crime problem; and people generally...
The Constitutionality of the Driver's Privacy Protection Act: A Fork in the Information Access Road
I. INTRODUCTION * City police departments discovered to have abused the cover of immunity to avoid prosecution for major traffic violations, leaving citizens to cover accident damages caused by at-fault police officers.(1) * Minorities driving...
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