ERIC Number: ED121310
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jun-9
Reference Count: N/A
CATV Leased-Access Channels and the Federal Communications Commission: The Intractable Jurisdictional Question. Working Paper 75-6.
Berman, Paul J.
The Communications Act of 1934 has been cited as the justification for federal regulation of the growing cable television industry, but it has not ended the debate over the jurisdiction of regulating agencies and the First Amendment protections afforded to broadcasters. Because the authority of the Federal Communications Commission to regulate leased-access cable television channels is still in question, a new model for federal regulation has been proposed which: (1) questions present regulations and their consistency with the Communications Act of 1934, and (2) suggests that an issue of such public importance be opened to robust political debate. (EMH)
Descriptors: Agency Role, Broadcast Industry, Cable Television, Censorship, Educational Television, Federal Legislation, Freedom of Speech, Government Role, Laws, Public Policy, Public Television
Program on Information Technologies and Public Policy, 200 Aiken Computation Lab., Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 ($10.90)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA. Program on Information Technologies and Public Policy.