Exam Type: No Exam
Grades will be based on class participation and a paper.
Rapidly changing computing/communication technologies pose deep challenges to existing regulatory frameworks. This course provides a legal, technological, and policy introduction to these changes and challenges. Although there are no prerequisites for this course, students who have already taken administrative law and/or antitrust law might find that this course both reinforces and applies the concepts introduced in those other courses. Students who have not taken those courses may find this course a helpful way to explore those other subjects. We will cover the regulatory regimes that govern radio, broadcast television, cable television, the telephone system, and Internet access infrastructure.