International Regulation of Telecommunications (2 hrs.) — req.QP
This course will study changing patterns in international telecommunications law and policy management caused by dramatic cost reductions in telecommunications and the blurring distinctions between the telephone, television, and computer as communications platforms. It will review the traditional management of international communications at the International Telecommunications Union and related space law concepts and then consider the liberalization of international trade in telecommunications services through international lawmaking at the World Trade Organization. The course will consider international competition policy issues, as well as other jurisdictional and policy conflicts of nation-states, such as freedom of expression and limits to territorially based jurisdiction. This course requires a qualifying course paper that fulfills one half of the upper-level writing requirement. Refer to Academic Rule X — Writing Requirement and Directed Research. Recommended prior courses: Public International Law, Antitrust, or Problems in Telecommunications Law and Policy. Mr. DelBianco.