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Surveys the basic principles underpinning our nation's telecommunications laws and policies. A focus of the course is broadband policy and, in particular, how past case studies might inform today's broadband policy. We will examine the legal and regulatory treatment of a number of related technologies-from telephony to wireless innovations to the Internet-whose convergence challenges the efficacy of existing laws and established principles. The course will address administrative and statutory law, paying special attention to the design and implementation of the Communications Act of 1934. In addition, the course will address the role played by antitrust, intellectual property and constitutional law (particularly the First Amendment) in shaping our nation's telecommunications landscape. Finally, the course will consider the important role played by state and federal agencies-antitrust enforcers, state public utility commissions and the Federal Communications Commission-in developing and administering our nation's telecommunications laws and policies. Same as LAWS 7241.
This course surveys the basic principles underpinning our nation’s telecommunications laws. In particular, we examine the legal and regulatory treatment of a number of related technologies — from telephony to wireless innovations to the Internet — whose convergence challenges the efficacy of existing laws and established principles. It is the objective of this course to:
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Benjamin et al., Telecommunications Law and Policy, 2nd ed., Carolina Academic Press, 2006, ISBN 13:978-1-59460-139-2.
Meeting Days Legend: Monday (M), Tuesday (T), Wednesday (W), Thursday (R), Friday (F), Saturday (S), Sunday (U)
Summer Terms: M = Maymester, A = 1st 5 weeks, B= 2nd 5 weeks, C = 8 weeks, D= 10 weeks
Refer to the Academic Calendar for specific dates.
|Fall 2013||04:15 PM - 05:30 PM||TR||WLAW 305||Fellman, K||Hunderwadel, Kristine|
|Fall 2012||04:15 PM - 05:30 PM||TR||WOLF 307||Fellman, K||Preston Padden|
|Spring 2011||01:00 PM - 02:20 PM||MW||WOLF 207||Padden, P||Ken Fellman|
|Fall 2009||Classroom Only||TR||WOLF 305||Bernthal, B|
|Fall 2008||09:30 AM - 10:50 AM||MW||WOLF 304||Bernthal, B|