Volume 49; 1996-1997 • Issue 2

Table of Contents

Editor’s Note


Ideas of the Marketplace: A Guide to The 1996 Telecommunications Act
by Michael I. Meyerson

Far Is Too Far? The Line Between “Offensive” and “Indecent” Speech
by Milagros Rivera-Sanchez

Regulating Competition in the Interexchange Telecommunications Market: The Dominant/Nondominant Carrier Approach and the Evolution of Forbearance
by Scott M. Schoenwald

FCC Reform: Governing Requires a New Standard
by William H. Read


Do You Feel the Sunshine? Government in the Sunshine Act: Its Objectives, Goals, and Effect on the FCC and You
by Kathy Bradley

Contributory Liability for Access Providers: Solving the Conundrum Digitalization Has Placed on Copyright Laws
by Wendy M. Melone

Book Reviews

Understanding the Telecommunications Act of 1996
by Christopher H. Sterling


Antitrust and Communications: Changes After the Telecommunications Act of 1996
by Douglas B. McFadden

Copyright: Copyright © 1996 by the Federal Communications Law Journal. Except as otherwise provided, the author of each article in this issue has granted permission for copies of that article to be made for classroom use, provided that (1) copies are distributed at or below cost, (2) the author and the Journal are identified, (3) proper notice of copyright is attached to each copy, and (4) the Federal Communications Law Journal is notified of the use.


Randall W. Sifers

Senior Managing Editor
Theodore H. Burmeister

Senior Articles Editor
Angela Wissman

Senior Notes Editor
Nicole C. Daniel

Articles Editors
Kathy Bradley
Jeremy Moritz

Senior Executive Editor
Octavia Florence

Executive Editor
Matthew J. Bergstrom

Managing Editors
Jennifer S. Burke
Sandra Fast
Christopher Goff
Linda A. Graft
Susannah Hall-Justice
Aaron Schmoll
Konrad M. L. Urberg

Senior Business Manager
Lisa Jordan

Notes Editors
Keith Conrad
Dominic W. Glover
Wendy M. Melone

Senior Review Editor
Kenneth L. Parker

Review Editor
Tania A. Hricik

Editorial Staff
Robert Burt
Michelle Kwon
Robyn Toland
Donna Unangst

Associate Editors, Department of Telecommunications
Matt Jackson, Articles
Joseph Hinshaw

Second-Year Associates
Jason B. Acton
Cynthia L. Bauerly
Jennifer L. Chelf
Roxana E. Cook
Paul V. Danielson
Jennifer C. Dombrow
R. David Emerick
Brian L. Henry
Kevin D. Hyland
James L. Katz
Kristin Keltner
Robert D. King
Kathleen B. Lysaght
Martha M. Marion
Robert W. Markette, Jr.
Christine M. Mason
James E. McHie, Jr.
Nichole L. Millard
Molly J. Moran
Mark W. Nogueira
Michael M. Pratt
Matthew C. Reynolds
Nancy L. Reynolds
Stephen T. Scherrer
Ann K. Schooley
Marla Thomas Wagner
Jennifer L. Worstell

Editorial Advisory Board

Angela J. Campbell
Kurt A. Wimmer

Faculty Advisor
Fred H. Cate