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  • #Commactupdate: A Communications Law Fit for the Digital Age

    By Randolph J. May

    Our Price: $9.95
    • ISBN-13: 9780999360828
    • Publisher: Free State Foundation, Inc.
  • A Reader on Net Neutrality and Restoring Internet Freedom

    By Randolph J. May

    Our Price: $9.95
    • ISBN-13: 9780999360811
    • Publisher: Free State Foundation, Inc.
  • Communications Deregulation and Fcc Reform

    By Jeffrey A. Eisenach

    Our Price: $149.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781461355953
    • Publisher: Springer Verlag
    • Published: April 2013
    Communications markets have made much progress towards competition and deregulation in recent years. However, it is increasingly clear, in the age of the Internet and the digital revolution, that much more needs to be done, and that new approaches, both at the Federal Communications Commission and in Congress, will be required to complete the task. In this volume, the Progress and Freedom Foundation presents nine papers by communications policy experts and government policymakers that show how to finish the job of deregulating communications markets and reforming the FCC. The Telecommunications Act of 1996 was a landmark piece of legislation for an industry moving from a monopoly orientation towards competition, but additional steps are needed to complete the process of implementing the pro-competitive, deregulatory vision of the act. Bringing together a group of the caliber represented in this book makes possible the best recommendations about the exact nature of those necessary changes. In this volume, the most difficult and politically-charged hot-button issues involving local and long distance competition, universal service, spectrum allocation, program content regulation, and the public interest doctrine are confronted head-on. As importantly, the authors recommend specific reform proposals to be considered by the Federal Communications Commission and Congress. The ideas contained in the experts' essays were presented and debated at a conference hosted by The Progress & Freedom Foundation, which was held in Washington, DC, on December 8, 2000. The Progress & Freedom Foundation studies the impact of the digital revolution and its implications for public policy. It conducts research in fields such as electronic commerce, telecommunications and the impact of the Internet on government, society and economic growth. It also studies issues such as the need to reform government regulation, especially in technology-intensive fields such as medical innovation, energy and environmental regulation.
  • Net Neutrality or Net Neutering

    By Thomas M. Lenard

    Our Price: $199.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780387339290
    • Publisher: Springer Verlag
    • Published: June 2006
    The subject of this book - whether or not to extend traditional telecommunications regulation to high-speed or "broadband" access to the Internet - is perhaps the most important issue now facing the Federal Communications Commission. The issue is also very contentious, with influential economic interests as well as academics on both sides of the question. Content providers - Microsoft and Amazon, for instance - argue that broadband providers should be treated as common carriers, required to transmit all content in a nondiscriminatory way. The broadband providers - the telephone and cable companies - argue that no bottleneck monopoly exists to justify such regulation and that, if imposed, it would stifle development of the Internet. This volume consists of recently updated papers that were originally presented at a June 2003 conference held by the Progress and Freedom Foundation. The authors are among the top researchers in the field of telecommunications research. Thomas M. Lenard is Vice President for Research and Senior Fellow at the Progress & Freedom Foundation. He is the author or coauthor of numerous books and articles on electricity, antitrust, privacy, and other regulatory issues. Lenard received his B.A. from the University of Wisconsin and his Ph.D. from Brown University. Randolph J. May is Senior Fellow and Director of Communications Policy Studies at the Progress & Freedom Foundation. In addition to writing a regular column for Legal Times, he has published more than fifty articles and essays on a wide variety of topics ranging from communications to law to constitutional theory. May received his A.B. from Duke University and his J.D. from Duke Law School.
  • New Directions In Communication Policy

    By Randolph J. May

    Our Price: $11.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781594606731
    • Publisher: Carolina Academic Press
    • Published: July 2009
    May, founder and president of a free market think tank called Free State Foundation, collects essays by scholars in law and economics who are members of the Board of Academic Advisors of the Free State Foundation. The essays address communications law and policy topics such as Internet regulation, broadband policy, network neutrality, and reform of the FCC, and give specific reform recommendations. Several chapters examine the FCC's Comcast Order, and several others look at issues related to the reform of the universal service and intercarrier compensation regimes. Three essays are devoted to mass media policy. The editor's essay reviews landmark First Amendment cases, including Red Lion and Turner Broadcasting. The book closes with a brief primer on the political economy of American government decision-making, with special emphasis on the role played by Madisonian factions shaping policy. The book will be of interest to regulators, policy makers, and students. There is no subject index. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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