Electronic Media Law and Regulation is an overview of the major legal and regulatory issues facing broadcasting, cable, and developing media. It enables current and prospective electronic media professionals to easily understand the complex and intimidating realm of law and regulation by presenting information from major cases, rules, regulations, and legal documents in a concise and readable manner. It has been completely updated to reflect significant changes in FCC regulations and recent developments in technology. Electronic Media Law and Regulation emphasizes principles, the conceptual pillars of the electronic media industry, using carefully selected and edited case law and original regulatory text. Readers will understand and be prepared to face the issues that inform daily professional actions. New to this third edition is material on the regulation of cable television, updated to reflect the latest changes in telecommunication law and policy and the latest information on developing technologies and potential regulatory frameworks for the 21st century. It Includes an update on the stalled implementation of the proposed V-chip and content ratings, as well as the developing law of the internet and how it affects the traditional electronic media of TV and radio.