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Hastings Law Journal

Abstract

In an effort to continue the United States' technological leadership in the field of international communications, Congress in 1962 granted a statutory monopoly to the Communications Satellite Corporation. This note presents a general background to the legislative history of the 1962 Satellite Act; a description of the corporation's development in its first 10 years and of its relationship to the international organization Intelsat; and an analysis of the pending 1975 amendments to the original act. The note also suggests specific modifications of the proposed amendments and a new approach to public communications policy in general.

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