Examines laws governing telecommunications industries, including federal and state regulation and international aspects. Includes telephone; cable; satellite, cellular, and other wireless systems; and the Internet.
J. Brad Bernthal
Meeting Times & Locations:
||9:30 AM - 10:50 AM
Textbook Info: Benjamin, Lichtman, Shelanski, Weiser, Telecommunications Law & Policy, (Carolina Ac. Press, 2nd ed.), ISBN 101594601399.
First Assignment: Mon 8/25: Read Chapter 1, the Big Picture, in Digital Crossroads (by Neuchterlein & Weiser). This chapter is available on-line at MIT Digital Crossroads. A Google search for “MIT Digital Crossroads” also turns it up. (This book is not mandatory for the course, however, it is recommended (and the paperback version is inexpensive)).
Wed 8/27: Read Chapter 2, The FCC, in Telecom Law & Policy (Benjamin et. al.), pp. 51-66. This is the text book for the course.