All About Cable and Broadband (formerly All About Cable) is a forward-looking, comprehensive survey of the law at every level as it applies to cable networks and their television systems, to cable's satellite competitors, and to the convergence of these technologies with the broadband Internet and digital telephony. Cited by the Supreme Court in Turner Broadcasting v. Federal Communications Commission, All About Cable and Broadband provides a comprehensive guide for entrepreneurs and attorneys on a broad range of topics, including: content regulation; horizontal and vertical ownership; interactive television; franchise transfer; pole attachments for information services; rate regulation; access to multiple-dwelling units; broadcast signal carriage; effective competition; subscriber privacy rights; access channels; theft of service; copyright; preemption; and conflict law. Additionally, the treatise addresses the new universe of questions raised by the proliferation of wireless devices.
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"All About Cable" addresses subjects such as: universal service and access charge reform; indecency and obscenity provisions; FCC regulations in inside wiring for multiple dwellings, including "home wiring" and "cable home wiring"; problems caused by overlapping jurisdictions of federal, state and local governments; theft of services problems; economics of the cable television industry; copyright regulations; disclosure obligations; public and commercial access; and Advanced Television (ATV). This book is updated as needed, generally two times each year.
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Practice Area: Communications and Media Law
A former vice chairman of The New York Times, James C. Goodale is the founder of Debevoise & Plimpton's LLP's communications law practice in New York and Washington, D.C. Mr. Goodale, who received his B.A. from Yale University and his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School, has taught communications law at Yale, New York University and Fordham Law Schools. He is also a past chairman of the New York State Bar Special Committee on Access and the Communications Law Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.
Rob Frieden serves as Pioneers Chair and is a Professor of Telecommunications and Law at Penn State University.
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