226.4S sec. 001 - Regulated Digital Industries (Summer 2021)
Instructor: Tejas Narechania (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Mode of Instruction: Hybrid
- MTuWThF 09:00 AM - 12:40 PM
From July 21, 2021
To August 04, 2021
Enroll Limit: 44
As of: 09/01 10:35 AM
The telecommunications industry (including internet-related services) is one of the largest and most influential sectors of the U.S. economy. It is also the site of one its 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? Should we require internet service providers to comply with net neutrality rules? What, if anything, should government do to ensure media representation of diverse voices? How do copyright concerns interact with broadcast regulation? 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 some of the foundational questions and modern conflicts in domestic (U.S.) telecommunications law and internet policy.
This course will meet in-person on campus on July 28th, July 29th, July 30th, August 2nd, and August 3rd in room 110.
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Required Books are in blue
- Digital Crossroads, second edition: Telecommunications Law and Policy in the Internet Age
Jonathan E. Nuechterlein, Philip J. Weiser
Edition: 2nd ed., 2013
Publisher: MIT Press
e-Book Available: Yes
e-Book procurement note: https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/digital-crossroads-second-edition
Copyright Date: To Be Determined
Price Source: user provided