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 August through October 2000. 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.


Calvert, Clay. Voyeur Nation: Media, Privacy, and Peering in Modern Culture. Boulder, Colo.: Westview Press, 2000.

Dovey, Jon. Freakshow: First Person Media and Factual Television. London: Pluto Press, 2000.

Dwyer, John B. To Wire the World: Perry M. Collins and the North Pacific Telegraphy Expedition. Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 2000.

Ellis, John. Seeing Things: Television in the Age of Uncertainty. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2000.

Foust, James C. Big Voices of the Air: The Battle over Clear Channel Radio. Ames: Iowa State University Press, 2000.

Kung-Shankleman, Lucy. Inside the BBC and CNN: Managing Media Organisations. New York, Routledge, 2000.

Lasar, Matthew. Pacifica Radio: The Rise of an Alternative Network. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2000.

Slotten, Hugh Richard . Radio and Television Regulation: Broadcast Technology in the United States: 1920-1960. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, 2000.


Aaron, Harris J. "I Want My MTV: The Debate over Digital Must-Carry." B.U. L. Rev. 80, no. 3 (June 2000): 885-906.

Baker, C. Edwin. "An Economic Critique of Free Trade in Media Products." N.C. L. Rev. 78, no. 5 (June 2000): 1357-1435.

Baynes, Leonard M. "Life After Adarand: What Happened to the Metro Broadcasting Diversity Rationale for Affirmative Action in Telecommunica-tions Ownership?" U. Mich. J.L. Ref. 33, no. 1-2 (Fall 1999): 87-132.

Baynes, Leonard M. "Paradoxes of Racial Stereotypes, Diversity, and Past Discrimination in Establishing Affirmative Action in FCC Broadcast Licensing." Admin. L. Rev. 52, no. 3 (Summer 2000): 979-97.

Blecker, Fara. "Beating the Odds: Greater New Orleans Broadcasting Association v. United States Strikes Congressional Ban on Commercial Speech Advertisements of Private Casino Gambling." Loy. L.A. Ent. L. Rev. 20, no. 3 (Summer 2000): 605-31.

Darrenkamp, Kevin C. "The Military Battles for Electromagnetic Spectrum Superiority." Army Law. 2000 (July 2000): 34-38.

Denvir, John. "Law, Lawyers, Film, and Television." Legal Stud. F. 24, no. 2 (Spring 2000): 279-99.

Duffy, Christopher E. "The Statutory Classification of Cable-Delivered Internet Service." Colum. L. Rev. 100, no. 5 (June 2000): 1251-81.

Ekelund, Robert B., George S. Ford, and Thomas Koutsky. "Market Power in Radio Markets: An Empirical Analysis of Local and National Concentration." J.L. & Econ. 43, no. 1 (April 2000): 157-84.

Furchtgott-Roth, Harold and Bryan Tramont. "Commission on the Verge of a Jurisdictional Breakdown: The FCC and Its Quest to Regulate Advertising." CommLaw Conspectus 8, no. 2 (Summer 2000): 219-234.

Golden, Janet. " 'A Tempest in a Cocktail Glass:' Mothers, Alcohol, and Television: 1977-1996." J. Heath Pol. Pol'y & L. 25, no. 3 (June 2000): 473-98.

Hill, Rebecca J. "Pirates of the 21st Century: The Threat and Promise of Digital Audio Technology on the Internet." Santa Clara Computer & High Tech. L.J. 16, no. 2 (May 2000): 311-43.

Iosifidis, Petros C. and Joanna P. Kiki. "Legal Issues Concerning Cable Television: The Greek Case." Comm. & L. 22, no. 2 (June 2000): 5-22.

Marks, Steven M. "Entering the Sound Recording Performance Right Labyrinth: Defining Interactive Services and the Broadcast Exemption." Loy. L.A. Ent. L. Rev. 20, no. 2 (Spring 2000): 309-32.

McLatchey, Shannon P. "Media Access to Juvenile Records: In Search of a Solution." Ga. St. U. L. Rev. 16, no. 2 (Winter 1999): 337-59.

Millar, Robert. "Racism Is in the Air: The FCC's Mandate to Protect Minorities from Getting Shortchanged by Advertisers." CommLaw Conspectus 8, no. 2 (Summer 2000): 311-27.

Ortman, Francis J., III. "Silencing the Minority: The Practical Effects of Arkansas Educational Television Commission v. Forbes." Cath. U. L. Rev. 49, no. 2 (Winter 2000): 613-41.

Papake, David R. "The American Courtroom Trial: Pop Culture, Courthouse Realities, and the Dream World of Justice." S. Tex. L. Rev. 40, no. 4 (Fall 1999): 919-32.

Reid, Joseph F. "Content and Broadband Service . . . Oh My! Will a United AOL-Time Warner Become the Wicked Witch of the Web, or Pave a Yellow Brick Road Instead?" J. Legis. 26, no. 2 (Summer 2000): 377-419.


Graziplene, Leonard R. Teletext: Its Promise and Demise. Cranbury, N.J: Lehigh University Press, 2000.

Vogelsang, Ingo and Benjamin M. Compaine. The Internet Upheaval: Raising Questions, Seeking Answers in Communications Policy. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2000.


Blumensaadt, Lisa. "Horizontal and Conglomerate Merger Conditions: An Interim Regulatory Approach for a Converged Environment." CommLaw Conspectus 8, no. 2 (Summer 2000): 291-309.

Collins, Katherine. "International Accounting Rate Reform: The Role of International Organizations and Implications for Developing Countries." Law & Pol'y Int'l Bus. 31, no. 3 (Spring 2000): 1077-92.

Galbi, Douglas A. " Transforming the Structure of Network Interconnection and Transport." CommLaw Conspectus 8, no. 2 (Summer 2000): 203-19.

Gates, Arlan. "Convergence and Competition: Technological Change, Industry Concentration, and Competition Policy in the Telecommunications Sector." U. Toronto Fac. L. Rev. 58, no. 2 (Spring 2000): 83-119.

Glover, Michael and Donna Epps. "Is the Telecommunications Act of 1996 Working?" Admin. L. Rev. 52, no. 3 (Summer 2000): 1013-32.

Jacobson, Andrew N. "Wireless Telecommunications Site Agreements." Prac. Real Est. Law. 16 (September 2000): 9-26.

Koczara, Ryan T. "Disconnecting Those Who Slam." U. Det. Mercy L. Rev. 77, no. 1 (Fall 1999): 217-39.

Lennox, Dana G. "Hello, Is Anybody Home? Deregulation, Discombobulation, and the Decision in U.S. West v. FCC." Ga. L. Rev. 34, no. 4 (Summer 2000): 1645-1700.

Nylund, Jared J. "Fire with Fire: How the FBI Set Technical Standards for the Telecommunications Industry Under CALEA." CommLaw Conspectus 8, no. 2 (Summer 2000): 329-48.

Roberts, John C. "The Sources of Statutory Meaning: An Archaeological Case Study of the 1996 Telecommuni-cations Act: SMU L. Rev. 53, no. 1 (Winter 2000): 143-203.

Stricklin Erin. "Big Brother Is on the Line: New FCC Rules for Telecommunications Carriers." Whittier L. Rev. 21, no. 3 (Spring 2000): 767-94.

Taylor, John E. "The Supreme Court Recognizes Broad FCC Jurisdiction over Local Telephone Competition." N.C. L. Rev. 78, no. 5 (June 2000): 1645-1704.

Tinari, Nick. "Cell Phone Towers in Residential Areas: Did Congress Let the Pig in the Parlor with the Telecommunications Act of 1996?" Temp. L. Rev. 73, no. 1 (Spring 2000): 269-93.

Wallman, Kathleen M.H. "The Role of Government in Telecommunications Standard-Setting." CommLaw Conspectus 8, no. 2 (Summer 2000): 235-51.

Young, Mark C. "Who Is Really Being Protected by Regulation of the Communications Industry?" St. Louis U. Pub. L. Rev. 18, no. 1 (Summer 1999): 345-59. 


Bezanson, Randall P. "The Developing Law of Editorial Judgment." Neb. L. Rev. 78, no. 4 (Fall 1999): 754-57.

Fornos, Carolina A. "Inspiring the Audience to Kill: Should the Entertainment Industry Be Held Liable for Intentional Acts of Violence Committed by Viewers, Listeners, or Readers?" Loy. L. Rev. 46, no. 2 (Summer 2000): 441-65.

Lidsky, Lyrissa B. "Silencing John Doe: Defamation and Discourse in Cyberspace." Duke L.J. 49, no. 4 (February 2000): 855-946.

Sandstrom, Karl J. and Janis Crum. "Is the Internet a Safe Haven for Corporate Political Speech?" C ommLaw Conspectus 8, no. 2 (Summer 2000): 193-202

Stein, Laura. "Can the First Amendment Protect Public Space on U.S. Media Systems? The Case of Public Access Television." Comm. L. & Pol'y 5 (Summer 2000): 349-83.

Tita, Stephanie and Gina Scamby. "The 'Effects Test': Unifying Personal Jurisdiction Case Law in Internet Defamation Cases." Law/Tech. 33, no. 1 (Winter 2000): 1-30.

Winfield, Betty H., Takeya Mizuno, and Christopher E. Beaudoin. "Confucianism, Collectivism and Constitutions: Press Systems in China and Japan." Comm. L. & Pol'y 5, no. 3 (Summer 2000): 323-47.

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