Spring 2018 Course Schedule

International Communications: Regulation & Policy (CANCELLED) (LAW-795CP-001)
Maury Mechanick


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Assessment: Paper,Writing Assignments,Oral Presentations,Class Participation,Observation and Review of Casework


The International Communications: Regulation and Policy course will provide students with employable skills in the realm of international communications policy and regulation, with a focus on Information Communications Technologies (ICTs). The first part of the course will set the scene by examining the historical evolution of ICTs through the present; the principal international and national players involved in the regulation of ICT services; and the technologies involved in their provision. The second part will consider the main legal and regulatory aspects relating to the provision of ICTs, including conceptual models for regulatory oversight; licensing and allocation of scarce resources; competition and interconnection; and the advancement of public interest objectives, such as universal service. The third part will address a number of current issues affecting ICTs, including net neutrality; privacy/the emerging right to be forgotten; transborder data flows; data protection and safe harbors cybersecurity; and national security and law enforcement considerations.

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