Internet Policy and Economics

Challenges and Perspectives

  • William H. Lehr
  • Lorenzo Maria Pupillo

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. William H. Lehr, Lorenzo Maria Pupillo
      Pages 3-12
  3. Policy Challenge

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 14-14
    2. Martin Cave
      Pages 15-28
    3. Brett M. Frischmann
      Pages 29-55
    4. Mark A. Jamison, Janice A. Hauge
      Pages 57-69
  4. Development Challenge

  5. Privacy Challenge

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 100-100
    2. Hal R. Varian
      Pages 101-109
    3. Nadine Strossen
      Pages 111-138
  6. Economics Challenge

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 140-140
    2. Bruce M. Owen, Gregory L. Rosston
      Pages 151-167
    3. William H. Lehr
      Pages 169-180
    4. Alain Bourdeau de Fontenay, Eric Bourdeau de Fontenay
      Pages 181-217
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 219-228

About this book


For over a decade, William Lehr, Lorenzo Pupillo, and their colleagues in academia, industry, and policy have been on the electronic frontier, exploring the implications of the technologies that are revolutionizing communication and culture. In 2002, Cyber Policy and Economics in an Internet Age featured essays that focused on such emerging economic and policy-related issues of universal access, appropriate content, spectrum allocation, taxation, consumer protection, and regulation, with respect to the Internet. In this fully revised and updated edition, entitled Internet Policy and Economics: Challenges and Perspectives, the editors and contributors tackle the most current topics and issues, as the Internet continues to permeate all facets of society. New chapters cover dynamics in the developing world, the implications of e-commerce for fiscal policy, and the impact of peer-to-peer networks on music and the arts, as well as debates over intellectual property rights, privacy issues, and cybercrime. Applying insights from economics, political science, law, business, and communications, the book will serve as essential resource for researchers and students, policymakers and regulators, and industry analysts and practitioners.


Communications Policy Communications Technology Content Cyber Policy Cybercrime E-Commerce Electronic Commerce Electronic Media Information Technology Intellectual Property Internet Economics Internet Policy Peer-to-Peer Privacy internet

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  • William H. Lehr
  • Lorenzo Maria Pupillo

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