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Harmful Interference in Regulatory Perspective: Legal Rules for Interference-Free Radio Communication

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Edited by: Mahulena Hofmann

ISBN13: 9781472473806
Published: June 2016
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £70.00

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This collection analyses the regulatory aspects of harmful interference faced by those entities operating space communication and broadcasting. While technology reacts to this international phenomenon with the development of continuously improving technological systems for preventing and combating harmful interference, its international regulatory and legal framework develops at a much slower pace.

Issues discussed include the increasing deterioration of signals from broadcasting and communication satellites, including cases of intentional interference known as `jamming’; the human rights balance between freedom of expression and protection from hate speech; the efficacy of the current regulatory system and the legal consequences of non-compliance; the role of national authorities, and supranational bodies such as the EU and UN.

The contributors include experts drawn from international and national academia, the ITU, national regulatory authorities and operators to present an international, multidimensional, and critical analysis of this complex phenomenon.

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Telecommunications Law
Introduction, Mahulena Hofmann.

Part I Harmful Interference in the Context of the ITU Framework: 'Harmful interference' and the ITU, Francis Lyall
ITU and harmful interference prevention, Mitsuhiro Sakamoto
Dealing with harmful interference: the Protostar case, Elina Morozova and Yaroslav Vasyanin
Radio frequency interference in the Earth Exploration Satellite Service: the case of the European Space Agency's SMOS mission, Alexander Soucek
Contractual responses to loss of satellite based services, Lesley Jane Smith.

Part II Harmful Interference in the Context of Space Law: The 'space side' to 'harmful interference' - evaluating regulatory instruments in addressing interference issues in the context of satellite communications, Frans von der Dunk
Harmful interference in telecommunications under international and national space law, Jean-Francois Mayence.

Part III Harmful Interference in the Context of European Law: European law as an instrument for avoiding harmful interference, Gerry Oberst
The European Commission's proposal for a 'connected continent', Max Spielmann.

Part IV Harmful Interference from the Perspective of National Law: Harmful interference from the Netherlands Radiocommunication Agency perspective, Johan Kroon
Satellite harmful interference: a U.S. Telecom perspective, Justin (Gus) Hurwitz.

Part V Other Instruments for Avoiding Harmful Interference: New and alternative means for safeguarding the efficient use of spectrum resources for satellite communications, Simona Spassova
Harmful interference and human rights, Olga Batura.

Part VI Outstanding Issues: The restructuring of an intergovernmental satellite communications organisation from a Luxmbourg perspective, Guy Modert.