With the vast increase in the number and kinds of communication devices in the past few decades, the importance and complexity of federal regulation of everything from spectrum licensing to antitrust and content regulation has grown.Telecommunications Law Answer Book 2014 is a comprehensive overview of the issues faced by the many different participants in the telecommunications industry.In an easy-to-read Q&A format, Telecommunications Law Answer Book 2014 describes:•The duties and obligations that apply to common carriers that provide telecommunications services•The impact of and policy goals behind the Communications Act of 1934 and Telecommunications Act of 1996, as well as other federal statutes and regulations•The FCC regulation of the radio and television spectrum, as well as ownership of broadcast stations and cable systems•Why social media regulation is different from other media, and why the legal and practical analysis often differs from traditional advertising and broadcast outlets•“Accessibility by design,” or the idea that from the moment of concept to realization, a communications product should be designed with accessibility in mind for those with cognitive or physical disabilities•The enforcement process for companies or individuals that are alleged to have violated the rules of the Federal Communications Commission•The rules regulating customer relationships, and how political advertising should be handled Telecommunications Law Answer Book 2014 also provides a comprehensive overview of the recent Congressional and FCC initiatives on data privacy and security, as well as the restrictions on foreign ownership of U.S. communications companies regulated by the FCC.Telecommunications Law Answer Book 2014 provides answers in this dynamic area of law to practitioners, corporate general counsel and senior management, and other professionals in the many areas of the telecommunications industry.
Telecommunications Law Answer Book is a comprehensive overview of the issues faced by the many different participants in the telecommunications industry.In an easy-to-read Q&A format, Telecommunications Law Answer Book describes: The duties and obligations that apply to common carriers that provide telecommunications servicesThe impact of and policy goals behind the Communications Act of 1934 and Telecommunications Act of 1996, as well as other federal statutes and regulationsThe FCC regulation of the radio and television spectrum, as well as ownership of broadcast stations and cable systemsWhy social media regulation is different from other media, and why the legal and practical analysis often differs from traditional advertising and broadcast outlets"Accessibility by design," or the idea that from the moment of concept to realization, a communications product should be designed with accessibility in mind for those with cognitive or physical disabilitiesThe enforcement process for companies or individuals that are alleged to have violated the rules of the Federal Communications CommissionThe rules regulating customer relationships, and how political advertising should be handled Telecommunications Law Answer Book also provides a comprehensive overview of the recent Congressional and FCC initiatives on data privacy and security, as well as the restrictions on foreign ownership of U.S. communications companies regulated by the FCC.
The stakes have never been higher: national security, civil liberties, the economy, the future of the republic. Yet few outside Washington actually understand how our government and political system should work, much less how it actually operates. On one level, it’s a complex, interlocking world veiled in power brokering, bureaucracy, and big money. On another, it’s the biggest, richest, most influential organization in the world, for better or worse. Understanding how modern America is managed and governed is more vital than ever, but television, radio, newspapers, and social media frequently aim to spin, seduce, and sell product rather than serve anything resembling the truth. Filling the breach and answering basic questions about how our very complex government operates and what it promises, The Handy American Government Answer Book: How Washington, Politics, and Elections Work takes a comprehensive look at the systems, people, and policies that comprise American democracy, providing much-needed clarity to the current political drama. This informative book traces the historic development of the government, the functions of each branch of government, and how they work together. It provides clear and concise definitions of who does what and why. Written in an entertaining, reader-friendly, question-and-answer format, The Handy American Government Answer Book deciphers the news behind the headlines through well-researched answers to nearly 800 common questions. You will also read about such fascinating tidbits as ... • Why is America’s democratic system considered so precious? • How are shifting demographics related to the electorate? • What can Americans do to influence their government? • Did the framers of the Constitution place equal weight on the concepts of liberty, equality, and democracy? • What does “checks and balances” mean? • What generally happens when members of Congress act inappropriately? • How many presidents have been impeached? • How does a case reach the U.S. Supreme Court? • Which president appointed the most justices? • How do civil liberties differ from civil rights? • How does the Bill of Rights protect individual liberties? • Is measuring public opinion a new phenomenon in politics? • What does the concept “majority rule with minority rights” mean? • Why has trust in the government declined? • What does it mean to lobby? • How are PAC donations and political decisions linked? • Where do the party symbols of the donkey and the elephant come from? • What is electoral realignment? • Who pays for the campaigns of candidates? • Did the electoral college ever vote unanimously for a president? This handy primer also includes numerous illustrations, graphs, tables, a helpful bibliography, and an extensive index, adding to its usefulness. In the midst of the overheated rhetoric of the moment and the fast-changing, crisis-dominated world, a well-informed citizenry armed with The Handy American Government Answer Book is the best defense against political and corporate chicanery!
The Sales and Use Tax Answer Book is the key reference source for which practitioners have been searching. Not only is it comprehensive and clear; it also provides extensive citation to important case and statutory law. Forty-five states and the District of Columbia impose a sales tax on the retail sale of tangible personal property and selected services. In addition, there are 7,500 cities, municipalities, towns, school districts, counties, and other special taxing districts that levy sales and use taxes. The varying rates, the changing jurisdictional boundaries, the different tax bases, and the often inconsistent and contradictory interpretations of similarly worded statutes are all covered. The book also includes a chapter on sales tax reforms, particularly the Streamlined Sales Tax Project.
United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Subcommittee on Communications
Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Communications of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, United States Senate, Ninety-eighth Congress, First Session, on S. 66 ... February 16 and 17, 1983
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Subcommittee on Communications
For an accessible and comprehensive survey of telecommunications and data communications technologies and services, consult the Telecommunications and Data Communications Handbook, which includes information on origins, evolution and meaningful contemporary applications. Find discussions of technologies set in context, with details on fiber optics, cellular radio, digital carrier systems, TCP/IP, and the Internet. Explore topics like Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP); 802.16 & WiMAX; Passive Optical Network (PON); 802.11g & Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) in this easily accessible guide without the burden of technical jargon.
Taking a practical how to approach, ERISA Law Answer Book places an emphasis on decision making as it focuses on questions commonly asked of pension and health plan advisors in connection with the administration of retirement programs. Rather than merely citing the Code and Regulations for authority and identifying cases which support the proposition or answer given, this work sets forth a discussion of case authorities which have dealt with the relevant situation at hand, and provides a careful analysis of how those cases apply. Key topics covered include: - Benefit arrangements subject to ERISA - Construing and interpreting ERISA plans - Notice, reporting, and disclosure - Plan funding - Plan distribution - Benefit accrual and vesting - Fiduciary duties and liabilities - Preemption - Standard of review - Bankruptcy.
Competition, Interconnection, and Monopoly in the Making of the American Telephone System
Author: Milton Mueller
Publisher: American Enterprise Institute
Category: Business & Economics
Universal service is a focal point of telecommunications policy in the 1990s, not only in the United States, but in every other country that has begun to liberalize or deregulate its telecommunications industry. The new policy dialogue revolves around four questions. First, how much do the universal service obligations of incumbent telephone companies cost? Second, how can those costs be financed in a competitive environment? Third, what kind of technical and pricing arrangements should be made to interconnect incumbent telephone companies with the new, competing networks? Finally, should the service bundle designated as "universal service" be redefined to take into account new technologies, and if so, how? In the United States, debate over those issues reached a milestone when the U.S. Congress passed the Telecommunications Act of 1996. The new law is the first comprehensive revision of the Communications Act of 1934 and culminates twenty years of legislative struggle over how to adapt federal law to the new realities of telecommunications. In effect, the new law codifies the perceived wisdom about interconnection, competition, and universal service in telecommunications. Because one of the chief purposes of Milton Mueller's analysis is to mount a historically grounded challenge to that orthodoxy, the new law provides the perfect foil for a critique that links the historical and contemporary policy debates over universal service.
FIN 48 Answer Book is designed to for practitioners who need quick and authoritative answers to questions concerning the implementation of FIN 48. This book uses simple straightforward language to provide guidance on consistent accounting practices and criteria for enterprises reporting tax benefits from uncertain tax positions. The question-and-answer format, with its breadth of coverage, effectively conveys the complex subject matter of implementing and applying FIN 48.
Analyzes Indian public policy on telecommunications, explores what went wrong, and provides solutions with lessons for telecom companies elsewhere too, including those involved in Mexico, Indonesia, and the Philippines.
For administrators of employee benefit plans and their advisers, a guide to avoiding legal problems; it identifies practices that are likely to result in controversy and shows employers how they can keep clear of litigation. It can also serve as a guide to plaintiff's counsel in identifying practices that provide the basis for litigation against employee benefits plans and plan administrators, fiduciaries, and sponsors. The author is a Florida attorney who practices in the area of taxation, employee benefits, and estate planning. c. Book News Inc.
You'll reach for this up-to-date reference whenever you need accurate, in-depth information on human resources law. Noted employment and labor attorneys Mark R. Filipp, Thomas L. Boyer and James O. Castagnera cover all the essentials in an accessible question-and-answer format. Employment Law Answer Book is the authoritative, time-saving desk-reference for employers who need to keep track of and comply with the latest employment law requirements. The book makes it possible and easy to determine whether your company's policies and practices meet the latest legal rules and guidelines -- so you can protect your company's rights, and those of your employees. This comprehensive guide answers more than 1,000 key questions, from the simple to the complex. Specific topics include: the latest developments on affirmative action, job terminations, sexual harassment, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, discrimination, compensation, health and fringe benefits, employer/employee relationship, employee privacy, and more.
Estate and Retirement Planning Answer Book (2009 Edition) provides expanded coverage of financial and estate planning strategies for implementing individualized solutions for the special problems associated with retaining accumulated wealth for retirement and estate planning purposes. With its comprehensive two-part approach to the complex issues that link retirement planning and estate planning, Estate and Retirement Planning Answer Book (2009 Edition), includes coverage of such topics as the final minimum distribution rules for individual retirement accounts and qualified plan distributions, the use of insurance as a qualified plan asset, and changes in the law to reflect the latest legislation.