Comm. Law

[commlaw] 11-6 “Must-Carry” and Other Content Regulation

Required Reading:

  • 通訊傳播管理法草案與電信法,廣電三法之新舊對照 (get it from the NCC web site) (browse through relevant parts).
  • Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. v. F.C.C. (Turner II), 520 U.S. 180 (1997), (read at least the majority and the dissent by O’Connor).

Additional Reading:

  • Joel Timmer, Broadcast, Cable and Digital Must Carry: The Other Digital Divide, 9 Comm. L. & Pol’y 101 (2004).
  • Dionne McNeff, Principles or Puffery?: The Validity of the Cable Industry’s Dual Carriage Arguments and Their Impact on Public Television in the Digital Television Future, 13 CommLaw Conspectus 169 (2004).
  • Andrew D. Cotlar, The Road Not Yet Traveled: Why the FCC Should Issue Digital Must-Carry Rules for Public Television “First”, 57 Fed. Comm. L.J. 49 (2004).
  • Nissa Laughner & Justin Brown, Cable Operators’ Fifth Amendment Claims Applied to Digital Must-Carry, 58 Fed. Comm. L.J. 281 (2006).

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