Friday, March 05, 2010

"Public Interest" Media Regulation

Anyone interested in the radically changed media marketplace environment -- an environment in which media consumers have more choices and more diversity than ever before -- should read Adam Thierer's testimony before the FCC yesterday on "Serving the Public Interest in the Digital Era."

As usual, Adam, president of the Progress & Freedom Foundation, does a very good job in setting forth the case against continued, and especially expanded, "public interest" regulation of the media by the FCC.

As Adam explains, there are practical and normative reasons counseling against such media regulation -- as well as constitutional ones.