Audiotex is a mass communication service provided through the telephone network. As such, it may be a forerunner of an era of convergence in which information services may be considered under both mass communication and common carrier law. This Article examines some of the problems that arise from the application of first amendment principles to a medium of common carriage, especially the extent to which carriers may make editorial decisions concerning the content of information services.
Structural Implications of Telephone Content Regulation: Lessons from the Audiotex Controversy,
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