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Telecommunications Law in the Internet Age : The Morgan Kaufmann Series in Networking - Sharon Black

Telecommunications Law in the Internet Age

The Morgan Kaufmann Series in Networking

Hardcover Published: 1st October 2001
ISBN: 9781558605466
Number Of Pages: 516

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For companies in and around the telecommunications field, the past few years have been a time of extraordinary change-technologically and legally. The enacting of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 and the development of international trade agreements have fundamentally changed the environment in which your business operates, creating risks, responsibilities, and opportunities that were not there before.

Until now, you'd have had a hard time finding a serious business book that offered any more than a cursory glance at this transformed world. But at last there's a resource you can depend on for in-depth analysis and sound advice. Written in easy-to-understand language, Telecommunications Law in the Internet Age systematically examines the complex interrelationships of new laws, new technologies, and new business practices, and equips you with the practical understanding you need to run your enterprise optimally within today's legal boundaries.

* Offers authoritative coverage from a lawyer and telecommunications authority who has been working in the field for over three decades.
* Examines telecommunications law in the U.S., at both the federal and state level.
* Presents an unparalleled source of information on international trade regulations and their effects on the industry.
* Covers the modern telecommunications issues with which most companies are grappling: wireless communication, e-commerce, satellite systems, privacy and encryption, Internet taxation, export controls, intellectual property, spamming, pornography, Internet telephony, extranets, and more.
* Provides guidelines for preventing inadvertent violations of telecommunications law.
* Offers guidance on fending off legal and illegal attacks by hackers, competitors, and foreign governments.
* Helps you do more than understand and obey the law: helps you thrive within it.

Industry Reviews

"Telecommunications law is a subject that needs clear synthesis and focus as the picture shifts to reveal a new global telecom market. Sharon Black has undertaken the remarkable task of demystifying this area of the law and explaining the key issues that affect businesses and individuals at the state, national, and international level. This book should be on the shelves of anyone who is interested in the rights, obligations, and policies governing modern communications." - Brent Alderfer, President, Community Energy, Inc., and former Public Utility Commissioner "Sharon Black's book provides a broad treatment of law related to the new telecommunications industry. Practicing professionals should consider this an essential reference to be effective in this dynamic industry." - Martin Weiss, Chairman of the Department of Information Science and Telecommunications, University of Pittsburgh

Introduction--The New Telecommunications Environmentp. 1
New Transport Technologiesp. 2
Converged Voice, Data, Video, and Graphics Systemsp. 2
Legal Changesp. 3
International Telecommunications Equipment Marketsp. 5
Technical Standardsp. 6
What Is Communicated?p. 6
With Whom Are We Communicating?p. 7
Where Are We Communicating?p. 7
New Local Access Optionsp. 7
Universal Service Fund Support of Internet Connectionsp. 8
Structural Changesp. 8
The New Competitive Telecommunications Environment
Competition and Regulation--a Continuing Telecommunications Cyclep. 11
Competition versus Regulation--Seeking a Balancep. 12
Early Competition in the Communications Industryp. 17
The Rise of the Bell System Dominancep. 21
Regulation of the Communications Industryp. 23
Technological Convergence and Renewed Competitionp. 29
The Telecommunications Act of 1996p. 55
Purpose of the Telecommunications Act of 1996p. 56
Structure and Organization of the 1996 Act--47 U.S.C. [section] 151 et seq.p. 59
Definitions--Section 3 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996p. 61
Provisions to Open the Competitive Marketp. 68
Duties and Obligations of Carriersp. 75
Challenges to the Constitutionality of Section 271 Requirementsp. 92
Outstanding Issues from the Telecommunications Act of 1996p. 99
Local Number Portabilityp. 99
Universal Servicep. 108
Accessp. 112
Reciprocal Compensation--Payment for Transport and Termination of Communicationsp. 117
Embracing the Expanded Global Telecommunications Market
The World Trade Organization and Its Telecommunications-Related Agreementsp. 151
Historical International Trade--Goods, Not Servicesp. 152
1948--The General Agreement on Tariffs and Tradep. 155
December 1992--North American Free Trade Agreement NAFTAp. 165
March 1994--The Global Information Infrastructure (GII) Concept is Introducedp. 168
April 15, 1994--Uruguay Round Concluded, WTO Created in Marrakesh, Moroccop. 168
April 24, 1996--Initial Results of the Negotiations on Basic Telecommunicationsp. 188
December 1996--Singapore Ministerial Conferencep. 190
February 15, 1997--WTO Agreement on Basic Telecommunicationsp. 191
April 15, 1997--Fourth Protocol to GATS Adoptedp. 191
Participating in Global Telecommunications Trade: U.S. Import and Export Lawsp. 197
U.S. Trade Lawsp. 199
U.S. Export Lawsp. 204
Implementing Agenciesp. 205
What Is Exported?p. 209
To Whom Is the Product Exported?p. 213
How Are Exports Conducted?p. 215
Record Retention Requirementsp. 220
Penalties for Violations of Export Lawsp. 221
Drafting International Trade Contractsp. 223
Establishing an Export Compliance Programp. 226
Licensing to Protect Telecommunications Intellectual Propertyp. 233
U.S. Patent Lawp. 235
U.S. Trademark Lawp. 236
U.S. Trade Secret Lawp. 236
U.S. Copyright Lawp. 238
The Legality of Reverse Engineering and Restrictive License Clausesp. 244
The European Software Directivep. 247
"Must Include" Concepts for Software Licensesp. 250
Model Licensep. 252
Legal Issues with Advanced Technologies
Privacyp. 259
Introductionp. 260
The Evolution of a Legal Right to Privacyp. 261
Federal Privacy Laws Protecting Communications in Transit and in Storagep. 269
Federal Privacy Laws Protecting Personal Information in Government Databasesp. 275
Federal Privacy Laws Protecting Personal Bank and Financial Informationp. 281
Federal Privacy Laws Protecting Private Databases from Searches and Seizures by Government Officialsp. 285
Federal Privacy Laws Prohibiting Illegal Access to Protected Computersp. 286
Federal Privacy Laws Prohibiting Unwanted and Harassing Communicationsp. 290
Federal Privacy Laws Protecting Information about Childrenp. 294
State Privacy Lawsp. 297
Collection, Use, and Dissemination of Personal Information without Permissionp. 297
Solutions to Collection and Use of Information without Permissionp. 304
Application of Privacy Law to Modern Technologies and Servicesp. 312
International Privacy Concernsp. 318
Encryptionp. 327
Encryption Technologyp. 330
Early Use of Encryption in the United Statesp. 334
Private-Key Cryptosystemsp. 339
Public-Key: Cryptosystemsp. 342
Comparison of Private-Key and Public-Key Encryption Technologiesp. 352
Law Enforcement and National Security Concerns with Public Use of Encryptionp. 353
International Encryption Policiesp. 367
U.S. Reaction to International Views of Encryptionp. 375
Court Cases Reviewing the U.S. Encryption Export Restrictionsp. 378
Changes in 2000p. 383
State Laws Concerning Encryption, Key Escrow, and Digital Signaturesp. 384
Cyberlaw: Evolving Legal Issues with the Internetp. 389
Commerce on the Internetp. 390
Jurisdictionp. 396
Taxationp. 400
Trademark/Domain Namesp. 407
Copyrightp. 413
Trade Secretsp. 417
Defamation on the Internetp. 418
Liability of ISPs and Computer System Operatorsp. 419
Obscenity and Violence on the Internetp. 421
Fraud on the Internetp. 424
Key Documents and Decisions Concerning Local Number Portabilityp. 429
Key Documents and Decisions Concerning Universal Servicep. 431
Key Documents and Decisions Concerning Access and Reciprocal Compensationp. 433
Legal Instruments Embodying the Results of the Uruguay Roundp. 443
Membership of the World Trade Organizationp. 447
Commitments and MostFavored Nation Exemptionsp. 451
Chapters within Title 19 of the U. S. Code Customs Dutiesp. 463
State Privacy Lawsp. 465
Resources to Detect and Delete Cookiesp. 479
State Laws Concerning Encryption, Key Escrow, and Digital Signaturesp. 483
Indexp. 503
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ISBN: 9781558605466
ISBN-10: 1558605460
Series: The Morgan Kaufmann Series in Networking
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 516
Published: 1st October 2001
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 18.7  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 1.02