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Telecommunications Law Answer Book (2014 Edition)

Author(s): Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Practice Area: Communications/Telecommunications Law, Intellectual Property
Date: Sep 2013 i Other versions can be found in the Related Items tab.
ISBN: 9781402420603
PLI Item #: 50743
With the vast increase in the number and kinds of communication devices in the past few decades, the importance and complexity of federal regulation of everything from spectrum licensing to antitrust and content regulation has grown.

Telecommunications Law Answer Book 2014 is a comprehensive overview of the issues faced by the many different participants in the telecommunications industry.

In an easy-to-read Q&A format, Telecommunications Law Answer Book 2014 describes:

  • The duties and obligations that apply to common carriers that provide telecommunications services
  • The impact of and policy goals behind the Communications Act of 1934 and Telecommunications Act of 1996, as well as other federal statutes and regulations
  • The FCC regulation of the radio and television spectrum, as well as ownership of broadcast stations and cable systems
  • Why social media regulation is different from other media, and why the legal and practical analysis often differs from traditional advertising and broadcast outlets
  • “Accessibility by design,” or the idea that from the moment of concept to realization, a communications product should be designed with accessibility in mind for those with cognitive or physical disabilities
  • The enforcement process for companies or individuals that are alleged to have violated the rules of the Federal Communications Commission
  • The rules regulating customer relationships, and how political advertising should be handled 

Telecommunications Law Answer Book 2014 also provides a comprehensive overview of the recent Congressional and FCC initiatives on data privacy and security, as well as the restrictions on foreign ownership of U.S. communications companies regulated by the FCC.

Telecommunications Law Answer Book 2014 provides answers in this dynamic area of law to practitioners, corporate general counsel and senior management, and other professionals in the many areas of the telecommunications industry.