Internet Law II

This course is an overview of the pressing legal issues and policies that define the telecommunications industry.  The course will study the major federal laws that regulate the industry, as well as pertinent international, state, and municipal laws and governance regimes.  Discussions will be set against longstanding hot-button questions over such things as universality (i.e., “universal service” and the “digital divide”), the proprietary nature of the electromagnetic spectrum (i.e., licensing and “open access”), competition (i.e., “network neutrality” and commercial media concentration), privacy, and national security. 
Credits: 3

Type: LEC

Additional information: Prior coursework in administrative law or antitrust will be helpful, but is not required.