Broadcasting Policy Hits the Internet

  • Leonard Waverman
Part of the Topics in Regulatory Economics and Policy Series book series (TREP, volume 43)

Abstract

Bits and bytes bypass national territorial control. Audio-visual broadcast material—television and radio—is intrinsically international. Yet, broadcasting is controlled nationally, and audio-visual policies are in many cases nationalistic. Governments license media outlets (radio and TV stations), restrict what kinds of content and advertisements can be broadcast over the airwaves, and often limit who can own media and the underlying delivery infrastructure. These policies are in many cases designed to meet broad, widely accepted social goals—for example, diversity, unbiased information, and education.1

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Content Provider Digital Certificate Mandatory Label Public Goal Internet World 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Leonard Waverman
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  1. 1.London Business SchoolUK

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