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The Signal Cable Sends, Part I - Why Can't Cable Be More Like Broadcasting?


Laurence H. Winer


Arizona State University (ASU) - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law

1987

Maryland Law Review, Vol. 46, p. 212, 1987

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In recent years, commentators, courts, and the FCC have begun distinguishing cable from broadcast television and analogizing cable instead to the print media in order to afford cable fuller first amendment freedom than broadcasting traditionally has enjoyed. This article challenges that approach, arguing that cable and broadcasting have a functional similarity and are close substitutes for one another. In fact, they form a unified cable/broadcasting medium that should be indistinguishable, for first amendment purposes, from the print media. In this way, cable and broadcasting each supports the other's entitlement to full first amendment freedom.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 72

Keywords: Cable, first amendment, broadcast television

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Winer, Laurence H., The Signal Cable Sends, Part I - Why Can't Cable Be More Like Broadcasting? (1987). Maryland Law Review, Vol. 46, p. 212, 1987. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1407651

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Laurence H. Winer (Contact Author)
Arizona State University (ASU) - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law ( email )
Box 877906
Tempe, AZ 85287-7906
United States
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