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.
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Introduction-The New Telecommunications Environment
Part I The New Competitive Telecommunications Environment
Competition and Regulation-a Continuing Telecommunications Cycle
The Telecommunications Act of 1996
Outstanding Issues from the Telecommunications Act of 1996
Part II Embracing the Expanded Global Telecommunications Market
The World Trade Organization and Its Telecommunications-Related Agreements
Participating in Global Telecommunications Trade: U.S. Import and Export Laws
Licensing to Protect Telecommunications Intellectual Property
Part III Legal Issues With Advanced Technologies
Cyberlaw: Evolving Legal Issues with the Internet
Key Documents and Decisions Concerning Local Number Portability
Key Documents and Decisions Concerning Universal Service
Key Documents and Decisions Concerning Access and Reciprocal Compensation
Legal Instruments Embodying the Results of the Uruguay Round
Membership of the World Trade Organization
Commitments and Most Favored Nation Exemptions
Chapters within Title 19 of the U. S. Code Customs Duties
State Privacy Laws
Resources to Detect and Delete Cookies
State Laws Concerning Encryption, Key Escrow, and Digital Signatures
Sharon Black is an international telecommunications attorney and consultant with 30 years of industry experience. She was the first person in the U.S. to earn an M.S. in telecommunications, graduating in 1972 from the University of Colorado's Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program in the Department of Electrical Engineering. She holds an undergraduate degree in international economics from the University of Colorado and a law degree from the University of Denver.
Black has served as a telecommunications policy analyst for the U.S. Department of Commerce and an analyst, network designer, manager, and vice president of telecommunications in the financial services industry. For her accomplishments, she has been honored by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of Telecommunications (now NTIA), and various national industry organizations. She is the author of numerous telecommunications and law articles and has taught telecommunications courses for Telecommunications Research Associates and the University of Colorado.