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CLPS Informational Meeting. September 24, 2007 Room 204. Overview. What is Communications Law? What is CLPS? Activities/Events Member Benefits/Opportunities. What is Communications Law?. Statutory – 1934 Communications Act and 1996 Telecommunications Act

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clps informational meeting

CLPS Informational Meeting

September 24, 2007

Room 204

overview
Overview
  • What is Communications Law?
  • What is CLPS?
  • Activities/Events
  • Member Benefits/Opportunities
what is communications law
What is Communications Law?
  • Statutory – 1934 Communications Act and 1996 Telecommunications Act
  • Regulatory – Federal Communications Commission, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
  • Precedent – Red Lion, Prometheus, etc.
what is communications law1
What is Communications Law?
  • The three questions of doom:
    • Watch TV? Broadcasters and cable operators are regulated by the FCC
    • Use the internet? ISP’s are regulated by the FCC
    • Use your cell phone? Cellular providers are regulated by the FCC
what is communications law2
What is Communications Law?
  • Recent issues:
    • 700 MHz auction rules/DTV transition
    • MDU exclusive contracts
    • Media ownership
    • Net neutrality
    • Broadband penetration/availability
communications law issues cont
Communications Law Issues cont.
  • Creating a nationwide interoperable public safety broadband network
  • Cable must-carry requirements; must cable TV carry local broadcast channels without receiving compensation?
  • A la carte cable programming; should consumers be allowed to pick and choose what channels they receive?
  • Will an XM/Sirius merger be in the public interest?
  • How do obscenity regulations affect broadcast political advertisements?
what is clps
What is CLPS?
  • Inform interested people about what goes on in communications law
  • Provide opportunities to network with professionals
  • Bring together leading professionals and academics to discuss current issues
clps goals
CLPS Goals
  • DTV Transition PSA Campaign
  • Joint degree program opportunities
  • Communications Moot Court Team
  • 3rd Annual Spring Symposium
  • Law School & Joint FCBA Events
dtv transition psa campaign
DTV Transition PSA Campaign
  • Help promote awareness of the end of analog broadcasting
  • February 17, 2009 deadline
  • Focus locally on Native American and elderly users
joint degree opportunity
Joint Degree Opportunity
  • Newhouse
    • Media Management (Whitman as well)
    • Television Radio & Film
  • Maxwell
    • MPA
  • Newhouse/Maxwell
    • Public Diplomacy
communications moot court competition
Communications MootCourt Competition
  • Held at Catholic University
  • Look for tryouts next month
  • Early February
  • Appellate Competition
  • Gain Experience writing an appellate brief and making arguments
  • Network with practitioners while in DC
3 rd annual spring symposium february 23 2008
3rd Annual Spring SymposiumFebruary 23, 2008
  • Help plan the Symposium and gain:
    • Exposure to communications law and policy issues
    • Networking opportunities with key players in communications law locally and nationally
    • Experience planning a large-scale event
3 rd annual spring symposium february 23 20081
3rd Annual Spring SymposiumFebruary 23, 2008
  • Friday, February 22
    • Careers Panel and Networking Reception @ Law School
    • Guests Dinner @ Genesee Grand
  • Saturday, February 23
    • Breakfast and registration
    • Keynote speakers
    • Issues panels and networking breaks
3 rd annual spring symposium february 23 20082
3rd Annual Spring SymposiumFebruary 23, 2008
  • Possible topics:
    • Dean’s panel: Campus-wide Emergency Response in the wake of Virginia Tech
    • Emerging Technologies
    • Political Broadcasting and the 2008 Election
    • Emergency Response and Disability Access Issues
    • Media Ownership & Future of Music Coalition
ny fcba event
NY FCBA Event

Event:  Networking Cocktail Reception (Albany)

Date/Time: Thursday, October 25, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. 

Location: LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae LLP, 99 Washington Avenue, Suite 2020

RSVP to: Elise Hiller, [email protected], (518) 463-6676

final remarks
Final Remarks
  • Any questions?
  • Member dues: $10.00
  • Thank you for your interest in CLPS!
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