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Regulating Audiovisual Services

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ISBN13: 9780754627982
Published: October 2009
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £220.00



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In recent years, the changing nature of audiovisual services has had a significant impact on regulatory policy and practice. The adoption of digital technology means that broadcasting, cable, satellite, the Internet and mobile telephony are converging, enabling each of them to deliver the same kinds of content and allowing users to exercise much greater choice over the kind of material that they receive and when they receive it.

The essays examine the implications for regulatory design, asking whether there is still a role for traditional-style state controls, or whether other techniques, such as competition in the market and self-regulation, are more appropriate. They also explore how, in the digital era, structural issues of media ownership and control become problems of access and interconnection between services and how content regulation focuses more on problems raised by the interactions between providers and users, the relationship between freedom of information and technologies to control it and the international reach of the new media.

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Subjects:
Media and Entertainment Law
Contents:
Introduction
Part I Convergence and Regulation:
New challenges for European multimedia policy: a German perspective, Wolfgang Hoffmann-Riem
Regulatory convergence? Douglas W. Vick.
Part II Modes of Regulation:
Television and the public interest, C.R. Sunstein
Self regulation and the media, A. Campbell
Controlling the new media: hybrid responses to new forms of power, Andrew Murray and Colin Scott
Shielding children: the European way, Michael D. Birnhack and Jacob Rowbottom.
Part III Media Concentration ad Ownership:
Rethinking European Union competence in the field of media ownership: the internal market, fundamental rights and European citizenship, R. Crauford Smith
The goal of pluralism and the ownership rules for private broadcasting in Germany: re-regulation or de-regulation? Peter Humphreys
Architectural censorship and the FCC, Christopher S. Yoo
Media structure, ownership policy, and the 1st Amendment, C.E. Baker
Control over technical bottlenecks: a case for media ownership law?, T. Gibbons.
Part IV Issues in Regulating New Media:
The regulation of interactive television in the United States and European Union, H. Galperin and F. Bar
The 'right to information' and digital broadcasting – about monsters, invisible men and the future of European broadcasting regulation, N. Helberger
Access to content by new media platforms: a review of the competition law problems, Damien Geradin
Television as something special? Content technologies and free-to-air TV, A. Kenyon and R. Wright
Yahoo! Cyber-collision of cultures: who regulates?, Horatia Muir Watt
Spectrum auctions: yesterday's heresy, today's orthodoxy, tomorrow's anachronism, E. Noam
Spectrum flash dance: Eli Noam's proposal for 'open access' to radio waves, T.W. Hazlett
Index.

Series: Library of Essays in Media Law

Library of Essays in Media Law: 4 Volume Set ISBN 9780754628019
Published October 2009
Ashgate Publishing Ltd
£725.00
Media Freedom and Contempt of Court
Edited by: Eric Barendt
ISBN 9780754627852
Published October 2009
Ashgate Publishing Ltd
£180.00 - Unavailable at Publisher
Freedom of the Press
Edited by: Eric Barendt
ISBN 9780754627821
Published September 2009
Ashgate Publishing Ltd
£190.00
Free Speech in the New Media
Edited by: Thomas Gibbons
ISBN 9780754627913
Published September 2009
Ashgate Publishing Ltd
£210.00