226.4 sec. 001 - Regulated Digital Industries: Telecommunications Law & Policy for an Internet Era (Spring 2019)
Instructor: Tejas Narechania (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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- MWF 11:20 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: Law 12
From January 07, 2019
To April 23, 2019
Course End: April 23, 2019
Class Number: 32258
Enroll Limit: 38
As of: 06/11 02:48 PM
The telecommunications industry (including internet-related services) is one of the largest and most influential sectors of the economy. It is also the site of one our most complex legal regimes, blending features of administrative law, antitrust law, and constitutional law, among others. How should we regulate the interconnections between the networks that make telephone and internet communication possible? How should we allocate scarce spectrum resources? Which agencies, if any, should have the power to regulate internet service providers? What, if anything, should government do to ensure media representation of diverse voices? The answers to these questions directly impact the structure of the telecommunications industry. More fundamentally, these questions implicate matters of distribution, efficiency, fairness, monopoly power, and the structure of government. This course examines these issues through a study of foundational questions and modern conflicts in telecommunications law and internet policy.
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A reader will be used in this class.
Required Books are in blue
- Digital Crossroads: Telecommunications Law and Policy in the Internet Age
Nuechterlein & Weiser
Edition: 2d ed. (2013)
Publisher: MIT Press
e-Book Available: unknown
Copyright Date: To Be Determined
Price Source: Bookstore