Federal Communications Law Journal

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

Articles from Vol. 51, No. 2, March

Betting on the Net: An Analysis of the Government's Role in Addressing Internet Gambling
Respect for the law is among the most precious qualities a decent society Can adorn and protect itself with, and when that respect is attenuated by attempted enforcement of moral principles widely flaunted by the otherwise law abiding, foolishness...
Cap-Sized: How the Promise of the Price Cap Voyage to Competition Was Lost in a Sea of Good Intentions
I. INTRODUCTION The "telecommunications revolution" has moved from cliche, to reality. It is now transforming how people live and work. Telephone service is now available through a computer terminal over the Internet, through wireless handsets,...
Employer Liability for Employee Online Criminal Acts
I. INTRODUCTION Typing away at his computer while at work, Jacob Jacks forged a new and unhealthy relationship with an unassuming woman through an online "sex chat room." A computer technical advisor for Prodigy Services Company, Jacks repeatedly...
Federal Preemption of State Universal Service Regulations under the Telecommunications Act of 1996
I. INTRODUCTION Section 254(f) of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 provides that states may adopt regulations "not inconsistent with" the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC or Commission) universal service regulations.(1) After careful analysis...
From International Competitive Carrier to the WTO: A Survey of the FCC's International Telecommunications Policy Initiatives 1985-1998
I. INTRODUCTION In the December 1998 issue, the Federal Communications Law Journal published a law review article surveying the Federal Communication Commission's (FCC or Commission) international policy initiatives between 1985 and 1998.(1) As...
Playing the Name Game: A Glimpse at the Future of the Internet Domain Name System
What's in a name! that which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.(1) -- William Shakespeare I. INTRODUCTION While a rose may smell as sweet regardless of its taxonomy, when it comes to twentieth century communications, the...
The Fairness Doctrine Is Dead and Living in Israel
I. INTRODUCTION Although the fairness doctrine has been eliminated in the United States as of 1987,(1) the idea of regulating speech concerning issues of public disagreement continues to stir a lively academic and legal debate. However, in Israel,...
The First Amendment Case against FCC IP Telephony Regulation
I. INTRODUCTION At the present rate of digital innovation, the communications industry promises to be a fruitful one for technocratically adept communications lawyers, not only because digital innovation is so rapid, but because Federal Communications...
To Net or Not to Net: Singapore's Regulation of the Internet
Online technology is like any other: made by human hands, blessed with our best intentions, and tainted with our worst vices.(1) Certain liberties in a developing nation sometimes have to be sacrificed for the sake of economic development and security...
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