Communication Law and Policy
Comm Law Pol
ISSN (printed): 1081-1680. ISSN (electronic): 1532-6926.
All aspects of communication, including the freedom to speakand to gather and disseminate information are undergoing dramatic global changes. The convergence of the mass media, telecommunications, and computers has raised theoretical, conceptual, and methodological questions reflected in modern communications law, policy, and regulation. Serving as a forum for discussions of these ongoing as well as emerging questions, Communication Law and Policy attempts to recast the traditional problems inherent in freedom of expression including information seeking, creation, processing, and flow and use in light of the special conditions presented by the new media and information technologies. This journal seeks research that is informed theoretically by First Amendment constitutional analyses, historical approaches to communication law and policy issues, contemporary social theory literatures that treat the law as a cultural form, the sociology of law with a focus on the ways in which the nature of the law itself is changing as a consequence of the use of new information technologies, the philosophy of law, systems approaches, and critical theory. It publishes rigorously reasoned and thoroughly researched studies that include traditional legal research, social science techniques, and ethnographic, international, and comparative analyses.
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