A number of Drinker Biddle attorneys authored the PLI Telecommunications Law Answer Book 2015, an update of the original 2014 publication. The PLI Telecommunications Law Answer Book is a comprehensive overview of the issues faced by the many different participants in the telecommunications industry. The 2015 updates include 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.

Washington, D.C., partner Laura Phillips served as Editor. Partners Eduardo Guzman, Mark Dever, Douglas Bonner, Andy Kassner, Joanne Lewers, Darren Cahr, Howard Liberman, Seamus Duffy, Michael Daly and Michael Remington, of counsel Dick Edge and Lee Petro, and associates Cynthia Irani, Camillie Landron and Nathan Pollard were all contributing authors.

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.

The Telecommunications Law Answer Book 2015 covers topics in an easy-to-read Q&A format:
• The duties and obligations that apply to common carriers that provide telecommunications services
• The 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 the ins and outs of political advertising requirements

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