Essential Principles of Communications Law

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found the FCC's discernment of a "link between lack of program diversity and lowered broadcast revenues due to lack of exclusivity . . . sufficiently in accord with accepted economic theory." Although the court acknowledged that the exclusivity requirement would "affect the content of cable programming," the court concluded that "it is content neutral." It thus found the rules unaffected by a provision of the Cable Communications Policy Act of 1984 forbidding imposition of any content requirement. Finally, the court rejected a constitutional challenge to the rules as a "desire to make commercial use of the copyrighted works of others [for which] [t]here is no First Amendment right."


REFERENCES

CASES

American Civil Liberties Union v. Federal Communications Commission, 823 F.2d 1554 (D.C. Cir. 1987).

Capital Cities Cable, Inc. v. Crisp, 467 U.S. 691 ( 1984).

Carter Mountain Transmission Corp. v. Federal Communications Commission, 321 F.2d 359 (D.C. Cir. 1963).

Century Communications Corp. v. Federal Communications Commission, 835 F.2d 292 (D.C. Cir. 1987), cert. denied, 108 S. Ct. 2015 (1988).

City of New York v. Federal Communications Commission, 108 S. Ct. 1637 ( 1988).

Community Communications Co., Inc. v. City of Boulder, Colorado, 445 U.S. 40( 1982).

Federal Communications Commission v. Midwest Video Corp., 440 U.S. 689 ( 1979).

Federal Communications Commission v. National Citizens Committee for Broadcasting, 436 U.S. 775 ( 1978).

Group W Cable, Inc. v. City of Santa Cruz, 679 F. Supp. 977 (N.D. Cal. 1984).

Home Box Office, Inc. v. Federal Communications Commission, 567 F.2d 9 (8th Cir.), cert. denied, 434 U.S. 839 ( 1977).

Housatonic Cable Vision Co. v. Department of Public Utility Control, 622 F. Supp. 798 (D. Conn. 1985).

Malrite T.V. of New York v. Federal Communications Commission, 652 F.2d 1140 (2d Cir. 1981), cert. denied, 454 U.S. 1143 ( 1982).

Marsh Media, Ltd. v. Federal Communications Commission, 798 F.2d 772 (5th Cir. 1986).

Quincy Cable TV, Inc. v. Federal Communications Commission, 768 F.2d 1434 (D.C. Cir. 1985), cert. denied, 476 U.S. 1169 ( 1986).

Rollins Cablevue, Inc. v. Saienni Enterprises, 633 F. Supp. 1315 (D. Del. 1986).

Tribune-United Cable of Montgomery County v. Montgomery County, Maryland, 784 F.2d 1227 (4th Cir. 1986).

United States v. Midwest Video Corp., 406 U.S. 649 ( 1972).

United States v. Southwestern Cable Co., 392 U.S. 157 ( 1968).

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • TO PAM AND RICO v
  • Contents vii
  • Preface xiii
  • Part One THE NATURE AND LAW OF MEDIA 1
  • Chapter 1 The Origins and Nature of the First Amendment 3
  • References 20
  • Chapter 2 Freedom of the Press: Basic Operational Terms and Conditions 23
  • References 52
  • Chapter 3 Freedom of the Press and Competing Considerations 55
  • References 113
  • Chapter 4 Economic Regulation of the Media Industry 117
  • References 128
  • Part Two STRUCTURAL REGULATION OF THE MEDIA 131
  • Chapter 5 The Newspaper Industry 133
  • References 142
  • Chapter 6 The Broadcasting Industry 143
  • References 178
  • Chapter 7 The Cable Industry 181
  • References 199
  • Chapter 8 The Common Carrier Industry 201
  • References 213
  • Part Three CONTENT REGULATION OF THE MEDIA 215
  • Chapter 9 The Print Media 219
  • References 224
  • Chapter 10 Broadcasting 225
  • References 280
  • Chapter 11 Cable 285
  • References 296
  • Chapter 12 Common Carriers 299
  • References 303
  • Appendix A New Technologies 305
  • References 307
  • Appendix B Communications Act of 1934 309
  • Appendix C Glossary 343
  • Table of Cases 349
  • Index 357
  • About the Author 361
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