Regulation of Broadcast/Cable/Telecommunications

This course examines the rationales for, and structures of, regulating broadcasting, cable and telecommunications. We will concentrate on entry controls (the need for licenses or franchises); economic controls (such as price controls or required interconnection); content controls (e.g. prohibition of indecency in broadcasting between 6 AM and 10 PM); and finish with a regulation that is a bit of both economic and content control (net neutrality). If we have time we will also cover spectrum auctions, and the regulation of wireline telephone.

Class Details

Meeting Days Time Location
Monday, Wednesday 2:15 - 3:30 pm TNH 3.114
Exam Type Date Time Alpha Range Room
Final 5/2/13 1:30 pm A-Z
2.138

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Faculty

Spitzer, Matthew L Spitzer, Matthew L