American Bar Association
Forum on Communications Law


The following is a selective bibliography of books and legal periodical articles in communications law that have appeared from September through December 1999. This bibliography was prepared by Patrick Petit, Associate Law Librarian at the Judge Kathryn J. DuFour Law Library of The Catholic University of America's Columbus School of Law.


Albert, Randi M. "A New 'Program for Action': Strengthening the Standards for Noncommercial Educational Licensees." Hastings Comm/Ent L.J. 21, no. 1 (Fall 1998): 129-61.

Calleja, Rico. "Convergence: Gone Digital, Going Interactive: Markets and Regulation in the Audiovisual Sector." Ent. L. Rev. 10, no. 3 (May 1999): 64-70.

Deakin, Simon and Stephen Pratten. "Reinventing the Market? Competition and Regulatory Change in Broadcasting." J.L. & Soc'y 26, no. 3 (Sept. 1999): 323-50.

Glass, Martin C. and David M. Rhodes. "Catching the Wave: Should Canada Follow the Global Trend Toward Spectrum Auctions?" McGill L.J. 44, no. 1 (Apr. 1999): 141-93.

Helberger, Natali. "Hacking BskyB: The Legal Protection of Conditional Access Services Under European Law." Ent. L. Rev. 10, no. 3 (May 1999): 88-94.

McDonald, Kevin M. "How Would You Like Your Television: With or Without Borders and With or Without Culture-A New Approach to Media Regulation in the European Union." Fordham Int'l L.J. 22, no. 5 (June 1999): 1991-2023.

Raskin, Jamin B. "The Debate Gerrymander." Tex. L. Rev. 77, no. 7 (June 1999): 1943-99.

Rothwell, Donald R. "Quasi-Incorporation of International Law in Australia: Broadcasting Standards, Cultural Sovereignty, and International Trade." Fed. L. Rev. 27, no. 3 (Nov. 1999): 528-45.

Toohey, James B. "A Standard with No Moxie: The Supreme Court Allows Government Actors to Choose Candidates for Television Debates with Little Restriction." Loy. U. Chi. L.J. 30, no. 4 (Summer 1999): 765-802.

Weber, Richard L. "Riding on a Diamond in the Sky: The DBS Set-Aside Provisions of the 1992 Cable Act." Wm. & Mary L. Rev. 40, no. 5 (May 1999): 1795-1828.


Ellis, Frank. From Glosnost to the Internet: Russia's New Infosphere. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1999.

LaMay, Craig, Ellen Mickiewicz, and Charles Firestone. Television Autonomy and the State. Washington, D.C.: Aspen Institute, 1999.

Leckie, Barbara. Culture and Adultery: The Novel, the Newspaper and the Law: 1857-1914. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1999.

Mermin, Jonathan. Debating War and Peace: Media Coverage of U.S. Intervention in the Post-Vietnam Era. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1999.

Ruggiero, Greg. Microradio and Democracy: (Low) Power to the People. New York: Seven Stories Press, 1999.


Adler, Aimee M. "Competition in Telephone: Perception or Reality? Current Barriers to the Telecommunications Act of 1996." J.L. & Pol'y 7, no. 2 (Spring 1999): 571-625.

Armentano, John M. "Telecommunications Act of 1996 and Local Government Control Over the Siting of Cellular Towers: An Alternative Recommendation." Real Est. L.J. 27, no. 4 (Spring 1999): 414-26.

Baynes, Leonard M. "An Investigation of the Alleged 'White Man's Burden' in the Implementation of the Affirmative Action Program in Telecommunications Ownership." Rutgers L.J. 30, no. 3 (Spring 1999): 731-53.

Blumenthal, Marjory S. "The Politics and Policies of Enhancing Trustworthiness for Information Systems." Comm. L. & Pol'y 4, no. 4 (Autumn 1999): 513-55.

Cosson, Charles D. "You Say You Want a Revolution? Fact and Fiction Regarding Broadband CMRS and Local Competition." CommLaw Conspectus 7, no. 2 (Summer 1999): 233-78.

Cohen, Seth A. "Deregulating, Defragmenting and Interconnecting: Reconsidering Commercial Telecommunications Regulation in Relation to the Rise of Internet Telephony." J.L. & Comm. 18, no. 1 (Fall 1998): 133-50.

Intven, Hank, Mark Zohar, and Jay Howard. "Internet Telephony-The Regulatory Issues." Hastings Comm/Ent L.J. 21, no. 1 (Fall 1998): 1-54.

Krouse, Clement G. and others. "The Bell System Divestiture/Deregulation and the Efficiency of the Operating Companies." J.L. & Econ. 42, no. 1 (Apr. 1999): 61-87.

Lopata, Shannon L. "Monumental Changes: Stalling Tactics and Moratoria on Cellular Tower Siting." Wash. U. L.Q. 77, no. 1 (Spring 1999): 193-218.

Martin, Susan L. "Courts Interpret Telecommunications Act of 1996: Can Cellular Phone Companies Put Towers Wherever They Want?" Real Est. L.J. 27, no. 4 (Spring 1999): 390-413.

Olivira, Gernser, Pereira Neto and Caio Mario de Silva. "Regulation and Competition Policy: Towards an Optimal Institutional Configuration in the Brazilian Telecommunications Industry." Brook. J. Int'l L. 25, no. 2 (Dec. 1999): 311-35.

Pisciotta, Aileen A. "Regulation of International Communications in the Age of the Internet: Lagging Behind the Future." Int'l Law. 33, no. 2 (Summer 1999): 367-78.

Swedenburg, Eric M. "Promoting Competition in the Telecommunica-tions Markets: Why the FCC Should Adopt a Less Stringent Approach to its Review of Section 271." Cornell L. Rev. 84, no. 5 (July 1999): 1418-75.

Weinberg, Jonathan. "The Internet and 'Telecommunications Services,' Universal Service Mechanisms, Access Charges, and Other Flotsam of the Regulatory Systems." Yale J. on Reg. 16, no. 2 (Summer 1999): 211-44.

Zick, Timothy. "Congress, the Internet, and the Intractable Pornography Problem: The Child Online Protection Act of 1998." Creighton L. Rev. 32, no. 4 (Apr. 1999): 1147-1204.
Bekkers, Rudi and Jan Smits. Mobile Telecommunications: Standards, Regulation, and Applications. Boston: Artech House, 1999.

Cherry, Barbara A. The Crisis in Telecommunications Carrier Liability: Historical Regulatory Flaws and Recommended Reform. Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1999.

Daly, Edward A. Visual Telephony. Boston: Artech House, 1999.

Singh, J.P. Leapfrogging Development? The Political Economy of Telecommunications Restructuring. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1999.

Sherry, Donna M. Computer and Telecommunications Law Update '99: Significant Issues, Regulatory and Legal Developments. Boston: Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, 1999.

Strouse, Karen G. Marketing Telecommunications Services: New Approaches for a Changing Environment. Boston: Artech House, 1999.
Bell, Bernard W. "Secrets and Lies: News Media and Law Enforcement Use of Deception as Investigative Tool." U. Pitt. L. Rev. 60, no. 3 (Spring 1999): 745-837.

Calvert, Clay. "Toxic Television, Editorial Discretion and the Public Internet: A Rocky Mountain Low." Hastings Comm/Ent L.J. 21, no. 1 (Fall 1998): 163-204.

Carmody, Cris. "Applying a 'Persona Test' for Newsgathering Privilege to Food Lion v. Capital Cities/ABC." Nw. U. L. Rev. 93, no 4 (Summer 1999): 1287-1327.

Cordero, Steven M. "Damnum Absque Injuria: Cyberspace Defamation Law." Fordham Intell. Prop. Media & Ent. L.J. 9, no. 2 (Winter 1999): 775-822.

Fell, Margot S. "Agricultural Disparagement Statutes: Tainted Beef, Tainted Speech, and Tainted Law." Fordham Intell. Prop. Media & Ent. L.J. 9, no. 3 (Spring 1999): 981-1034.

Foley, J. Edward. "The First Amendment as Shield and Sword: Content Control of Peg Access Cable Television." Cap. U. L. Rev. 27, no. 4 (Fall 1999): 961-86.

Gielniak, Peter. "Tipping the Scales: Courts Struggle to Strike a Balance Between the Public Disclosure of Private Facts Torts and the First Amendment." Santa Clara L. Rev. 39, no. 4 (Fall 1999): 1217-66.

Iryami, Raymond. "Give the Dead Their Day in Court: Implying a Private Cause of Action for Defamation of the Dead from Criminal Libel Statutes." Fordham Intell. Prop. Media & Ent. L.J. 9, no. 3 (Spring 1999): 1083-1124.

Lee, Jae-Jin. "Freedom of the Press and Right of Reply Under the Contemporary Korean Libel Laws: A Comparative Analysis." UCLA Pacific Basin L.J. 16, no. 2 (Spring 1998): 155-97.

Madare, Sharon A. "Paparazzi Legislation: Policy Arguments and Legal Analysis in Support of Their Constitutionality." UCLA L. Rev. 46, no. 5 (June 1999): 1633-70.

Nick, Dynn. "Food (Lion) For Thought: Does the Media Deserve Special Protection Against Punitive Damage Awards When It Commits Newsgathering Torts?" Wayne L. Rev. 45, no. 1 (Spring 1999): 203-36.

O'Neil, Robert M. "Privacy and Press Freedom: Paparazzi and Other Intruders." U. Ill. L. Rev. 1999, no. 2 (Spring 1999): 703-16.

Rohr, Marc. "Can Congress Regulate Indecent Speech on the Internet?" Nova L. Rev. 23, no. 2 (Winter 1999): 709-38.

Schauer, Frederick and Richard H. Pildes. "Electoral Exceptionalism and the First Amendment." Tex L. Rev. 77, no. 7 (June 1999): 1803-36.

Sullivan, John L. and Amy B. Jordan. "Playing by the Rules: Impact and Implementation of Children's Educational Television Regulations Among Local Broadcasters." Comm. L. & Pol'y 4, no. 4 (Autumn 1999): 483-511.

Takach, George. S. "Internet Law: Dynamics, Themes, and Skill Sets." Can. Bus. L.J. 32, no. 1 (July 1999): 1-83.
Jasper, Margaret C. The Law of Speech and the First Amendment. Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.: Oceana Publications, 1999.

Marxzalek, John F. Sherman's Other War: The General and the Civil War Press. Revised edition. Kent, Ohio: Kent State University Press, 1999.

Sadurski, Wojciech. Freedom of Speech and Its Limits. Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1999.

Salminen, Esko. The Silenced Media: The Propaganda War Between Russia and the West in Northern Europe. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1999.

Sanford, Bruce. Don't Shoot the Messenger: How Our Growing Hatred of the Media Threatens Free Speech for All of Us. New York: Free Press, 1999.

Shiffrein, Steven H. Dissent, Injustice, and the Meanings of America. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1999.

Smith, Jeffery A. War and Press Freedom: The Problem of Prerogative Power. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999.

Stone, Geoffrey R. The First Amendment. Gaithersburg: Aspen Law and Business, 1999.

Symons, Ann and Sally Gardner, editors. Speaking Out! Voices in Celebration of Intellectual Freedom. Chicago: American Library Association, 1999.

Sullivan, Kathleen M. and Gerald Gunther. First Amendment Law. New York: Foundation Press, 1999.

Trager, Robert and Donna L. Dickerson. Freedom of Expression in the 21st Century. Thousand Oaks, California: Pine Forge Press, 1999.

Weinstein, James. Hate Speech, Pornography, and the Radical Attack on Free Speech Doctrine. Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, 1999.

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