ERIC Number: ED097676
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Some Legal Problems of Satellite Transmission.
Siebert, Fred S.
Now that the technical aspects of satellite transmission have been solved, there remain the more complex and difficult problems of maintaining both order in outer space and the rights of nations and individuals as these rights may be affected by broadcasts transmitted by satellite stations. These broadcasts, whether beamed to a ground station or to a home receiver, raise a host of legal problems involving the rights of the program originators, the rights of sovereign states into whose territory the signal may penetrate, and the rights of individuals which may be infringed by these broadcasts. International law has not caught up with the development of satellite transmission. A number of international organizations are looking into the legal problems arising from satellite transmission, but no draft conventions covering the problems of broadcasters have yet been adopted. On the domestic level, the United States still faces a number of complex policy questions in the utilization of satellites. (RB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism (57th, San Diego, California, August 18-21, 1974)