Satellite Digital Audio Radio Searching for Novel Theories of Action
22 Pages Posted: 20 May 2007
Satellite radio may be becoming increasingly popular, but there is a little known drawback to the technology: it interferes with many existing wireless networks in place, such as cellular telephone service. This article looks at the legal implications that this interference causes and what kind of liability satellite operators like Sirius and XM Radio may face. Erskine includes a detailed description of how satellite radio operates and in turn describes how this operation causes the disruption. He then moves into a discussion of the current law surrounding the technology and different theories of liability, including tort theories. His approach is straightforward and applies this legal analysis to the actual technology being employed today.
Keywords: Satellite Digital Audio Radio, Tort, interference, tortious interfence
JEL Classification: K23, K13
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