American Bar Association
Forum on Communications Law


The following is a selective bibliography of books and legal periodical articles in communications law that appeared from March through July 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.


Bensman, Marvin R. The Beginning of Broadcast Regulation in the Twentieth Century. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, 2000.

Cuklanz, Lisa M. Rape on Prime Time: Television, Masculinity, and Sexual Violence. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2000.

Digital Dilemma: Intellectual Property in the Information Age. Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press, 2000.

Levy, David A. Europe's Digital Revolution: Broadcasting Regulation, the EU, and the Nation State. New York: Routledge, 1999.

Nelson, Vincent. The Law of Entertainment and Broadcasting. Second edition. London: Sweet and Maxwell, 2000.

Press, Andrea L. Speaking of Abortion: Television and Authority in the Lives of Women. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1999.

Pritchard, David H., editor. Holding the Media Accountable: Citizens, Ethics, and the Law. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2000.

Sharrett, Christopher. Mythologies of Violence in Postmodern Media. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1999.

Sterling, J.A.L. World Copyright Law: Protection of Author's Works, Performances, Phonograms, Films, Video, Broadcasts and Published Editions in National, International and Regional Law. London: Sweet and Maxwell, 1999.


Aguilar, Michael J. "Micro Radio: A Small Step in the Return to Localism, Diversity, and Competitiveness in Broadcasting." Brook. L. Rev. 65, no. 4 (Winter 1999): 1133-75.

Beebe, Barton. "Parental Initiative in the Age of Signal Bleed." Yale L.J. 109, no. 3 (December 1999): 627-34.

Boyarski, Jason R. "The Heist of Feist: Protection for Collection of Information and the Possible Federalization of 'Hot News.'" Cardozo L. Rev. 21, no. 2 (December 1999): 871-925.

Bush, Jonathan E. "United We Stand: The Anti-Competitive Implications of Media Ownership of Athletic Teams in Great Britain." Vand. J. Transnat'l L. 32, no. 5 (November 1999): 1445-1510.

Chemerinsky, Erwin. "The Supreme Court, Public Opinion, and the Role of the Academic Commenator." S. Tex. L. Rev. 40, no. 4 (Fall 1999): 943-55.

Cocuzza, Claudio. "Antitrust Law and Pay-TV: The Italian Case." Yale L.J. 109, no. 3 (December 1999): 161-69.

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.

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.

Johnson, Chris. "Federal Support of Public Broadcasting: Not Quite What LBJ Had in Mind." CommLaw Conspectus 8, no. 1 (Winter 2000): 135-48.

Kaplicer, Brett L. "Rap Music and De Minimis Copying: Applying the Ringgold and Sandoval Approach to Digital Samples." Cardozo Arts & Ent. L.J. 18, no. 1 (Spring 2000): 227-55.

Koch, Ulrich. "More Competition Through Deregulation: The German TV Market." Yale L.J. 109, no. 3 (December 1999): 150-55.

Levine, Justin. "A History and Analysis of the Federal Communications Commission's Response to Radio Broadcast Hoaxes." Fed. Comm. L.J. 52, no. 2 (March 2000): 273-75.

Mandy, David M. "Progress and Regress on InterLATA Competition." Fed. Comm. L.J. 52, no. 2 (March 2000): 321-79.

Marsden, Christopher. "Regulating Media Owners in Digital Television: Lessons from the U.K." Cardozo Arts & Ent. L.J. 17, no. 3 (Fall 1999): 659-90.

Murphy, Kate. "The Media's Role in Society's Perception of the Legal System." S. Tex. L. Rev. 40, no. 4 (Fall 1999): 991-92.

Nagel, Robert F. "Privacy and Celebrity: An Essay on the Nationalization of Intimacy." U. Rich. L. Rev. 33, no. 4 (January 2000): 1121-42.

Napoli, Philip M. "The Federal Communications Commission and Broadcast Policy-Making: 1966-1995." Comm. L. & Pol'y 5, no. 2 (Spring 2000): 203-33.

Schmid, Karl H. "Public Broadcast Stations' Exclusion of Candidates from Debates: A Step Toward Political Independence?" Comm. L. & Pol'y 5, no. 1 (Winter 2000): 115-54.

Sunstein, Cass R. "Television and the Public Interest." Cal. L. Rev. 88, no. 2 (March 2000): 499-564.

Totenberg, Nina. "Capturing an Audience's Attention: Explaining the Law Through Radio, Television, and Print." S. Tex. L. Rev. 40, no. 4 (Fall 1999): 957-69.

Tsilas, Nicos L. "Minimizing Potential Liability Associated with Linking and Framing on the World Wide Web." CommLaw Conspectus 8, no. 1 (Winter 2000): 85-98.

Wagemann, Markus. "The Federal Cartel Office Perspective." Yale L.J. 109, no. 3 (December 1999): 156-60.


Eliassen, Kjell A. and Marit Sjovaag, editors. European Telecommunications Liberalisation. London: Routledge, 1999.

Hall, Clare, Colin Scott, and Christopher Hood. Telecommunica-tions Regulation: Culture, Chaos and Interdependence Inside the Regulatory Process. London: Routledge, 2000.

Long, Colin D. Telecommunications Law and Practice. Third edition. London: Sweet and Maxwell, 1999.

Native Networking: Telecommunica-tions and Information: Technology in Indian Country. Washington, D.C.: Benton Foundation, 1999.

Newton's Telecom Dictionary: The Official Dictionary of Telecommunica-tions and the Internet. New York: Miller-Freeman, 1999.

Nihoul, Paul. Telecommunications and Broadcasting Networks Under EC Law: The Protection Afforded to Consumers and Undertaking in Information Society. Germany: Bundensanzeiger Verlagsges, 2000.

Watson, Chis. Encyclopedia of European Telecommunications Law. London: Sweet and Maxwell, 1999.


Bhagwat, Ashutosh. "Unnatural Competition? Applying the New Antitrust Learning to Foster Competition in the Local Exchange." Hastings L.J. 50, no. 6 (August 1999): 1479-1502.

Casserly, Marianne R. "Section 332 of the Communications Act: A Federalist Approach to Regulating Wireless Telecommunications Services." CommLaw Conspectus 8, no. 1 (Winter 2000): 113-34.

Chen, Jim. "The Magnificent Seven: American Telephony's Deregulatory Shootout." Hastings L.J. 50, no. 6 (August 1999): 1503-84.

Comstock, Earl W. and John W. Butler. "Access Denied: The FCC's Failure to Implement Open Access to Cable as Required by the Communications Act." CommLaw Conspectus 8, no. 1 (Winter 2000): 5-22.

Feltham, Jennifer L. "Polish Communications Law: Telecommunications Takes Off in Transition Countries But at What Price?" Vand. J. Transnat'l L. 33, no. 1 (January 2000): 147-81.

Foster, Robert B. and Mitchell A. Carrel. "Towers of Babble: The Continuing Struggle Over Wireless Siting Issues Under the Telecommunications Act of 1996." Urb. Law. 31, no. 4 (Fall 1999): 849-62.

Gabel, David and David I. Rosenbaum. "Who's Taking Whom: Some Comments and Evidence on the Constitutionality of TELRIC." Fed. Comm. L.J. 52, no. 2 (March 2000): 239-71.

Garon, Jon M. "Media & Monopoly in the Information Age: Slowing the Convergence at the Marketplace of Ideas." Cardozo Arts & Ent. L.J. 17, no. 3 (Fall 1999): 491-621.



Kretzmer, David and Francine K. Hazen, editors. Freedom of Speech and Incitement Against Democracy. Boston: Kluwer Law International, 2000.

Smolla, Rodney. The First Amendment: Freedom of Expression, Regulation of Mass Media, Freedom of Religion. Durham, N.C.: Carolina Academic Press, 1999.


Amar, Vikram D. "From Watergate to Ken Starr: Potter Stewart's 'Or of the Press' a Quarter Century Later." Hastings L.J. 50, no. 4 (April 1999): 711-15.

Becker, Paul J., Bryan Byers, and Arthur Jipson. "The Contentious American Debate: The First Amendment and Internet-Based Hate Speech." Int'l Rev. L. Computers & Tech. 14, no. 1 (March 2000): 33-41.

Bernabe-Riefkohl, Alberto. "Governing Advertising Placement and the First Amendment: Freedom of the Press Should Outweigh the Rights of the Government as Contractor." Comm. & L. 22, no. 1 (March 2000): 1.

Bunker, Matthew D. "Constitutional Baselines: First Amendment Theory, State Action and the 'New Realism.'" Comm. L. & Pol'y 5, no. 1 (Winter 2000): 1-32.

Bunker, Matthew D. "Private Ordering in the Marketplace of Ideas: Contract-Related Claims and the Free Flow of Information." Comm. & L. 22, no. 1 (March 2000): 23.

Chemerinsky, Erwin. "Balancing the Rights of Privacy and the Press: A Reply to Professor Smolla." Geo. Wash. L. Rev. 67, no. 5-6 (June-August 1999): 1152-61.

Chemerinsky, Erwin. "Protect the Press: A First Amendment Standard for Safeguarding Aggressive Newsgathering." U. Rich. L. Rev. 33, no. 4 (January 2000): 1143-65.

Collins, Ronald K.L. "Free Speech, Food Libel, and the First Amendment in Ohio." Ohio N.U. L. Rev. 26, no. 1 (Winter 2000): 1-56.

Conran, Lizabeth M. "Odd Man Out: Political Debates and the First Amendment." St. Louis U. L.J. 43, no. 4 (Fall 1999): 1419-48.

Cronan, John P. "Subjecting the Fourth Amendment to Intermediate Scrutiny: The Reasonableness of Media Ride-a-longs." Yale J.  L. & Pol'y Rev. 17, no. 2 (Fall 1999): 949-64.

Dienes, C. Thomas. "Protecting Investigative Journalism." Geo. Wash. L. Rev. 67, no. 5-6 (June-August 1999): 1139-51.

Feld, Harold. "Whose Line Is It Anyway? The First Amendment and Cable Open Access." CommLaw Conspectus 8, no. 1 (Winter 2000): 23-42.

Fuson, John H. "Protecting the Press from Privacy." U. Pa. L. Rev. 148, no. 2 (December 1999): 629-71.

Haemmerli, Alice. "Whose Who? The Case for a Kantian Right of Publicity." Duke L.J. 49, no. 2 (November 1999): 383-492.

Hansum, Eric J. "Where's the Beef? A Reconciliation of Commercial Speech and Defamation Cases in the Context of Texas' Agricultural Disparagement Law." Rev. Litig. 19, no. 2 (Spring 2000): 261-88.

Horowitz, Adam. "What Happens When Freedom of the Press Collides with Free Speech?" U. Miami L. Rev. 54, no. 2 (January 2000): 359-72.

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