ERIC Number: ED052625
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
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International Telecommunication Control: International Law and the Ordering of Satellite and Other Forms of International Broadcasting.
Smith, Delbert D.
The need for and the available alternatives for international telecommunication controls are examined, and a functional approach to this area of law is offered. Information from a number of areas is collected and examined as it relates to the basic problem. These areas include general principles of international law, the activities of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and other organizations, unauthorized international telecommunication and the applicable control theories and legislation, regional broadcast groupings and national policy alternatives, and the problems created by satellite telecommunication. The elements and stresses of the ordering process are considered in terms of the goals of world order and stability. Proposals are made which emphasize a "harmful effects" doctrine and the desirability of an International Broadcasting Commission which would utilize determinative criteria for the evaluation of international transmissions. Lengthy statements from the United Nations and the ITU concerning outer-space telecommunication, a bibliography, and a subject index supplement the text. (Author/JY)
Descriptors: Censorship, Communications Satellites, International Organizations, International Relations, Laws, Radio, Sanctions, Telecommunications, Television, World Affairs, World Problems
Humanities Press, Inc., 303 Park Avenue, South, New York, N.Y. 10010 ($9.00)
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