chapter  16
Technology and Confusion: The Satellite Broadcast Controversy in the U.N.
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On November 9,1972, by 102 to 1, the U.N. General Assembly re­ ferred a Soviet draft convention on television broadcasting from satel­ lites for consideration by its Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space. The minority of one was the U.S. The issue itself was unimpor­ tant, but we may well wonder what produced that outcome.