226.4 sec. 001 - Regulated Digital Industries: Telecommunications Law & Policy for a Modern Era (Fall 2023)
Instructor: Tejas Narechania (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Grading Designation: Graded
Mode of Instruction: In-Person
MTuW 2:15 PM - 3:25 PM
Location: Law 170
From August 21, 2023
To November 29, 2023
Course End: November 29, 2023
Class Number: 32170
Enroll Limit: 50
As of: 03/23 08:21 AM
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 of our most complex legal regimes, blending features of administrative law, antitrust law, and constitutional law, among others. 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 should we regulate the content moderation practices of large platforms? How do copyright and accessibility concerns interact with video content platforms? And how do prior regulatory scheme inform modern legal practices? 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.
Attendance at the first two weeks of class sessions is mandatory for all currently enrolled and waitlisted students; any currently enrolled or waitlisted students who are not present during the first two weeks of class (without prior permission of the instructor) may be dropped without notice. The instructor can continue to take attendance throughout the add/drop period and anyone who moves off the waitlist into the class must continue to attend or have prior permission of the instructor in order not to risk being dropped without notice.
Exam Notes: (TH) Take-home examination
Exam Length: 5 hours
Course Category: Intellectual Property and Technology Law
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Required Books are in blue
- Digital Crossroads: Telecommunications Law and Policy in the Internet Age
Jonathan E. Nuechterlein, Philip J. Weiser
Publisher: MIT Press
e-Book Available: unknown
Copyright Date: To Be Determined
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