Globalization and the Internet Challenge

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


In the last ten years, the growing availability and cheapness of international communications based on digitized networks, capable of universally delivering unprecedented volumes of data, have contributed greatly to overcoming the physical and spatial barriers which used to pose an obstacle to the circulation of goods, services, and knowledge. The new communication networks have created novel opportunities for individuals and socioeconomic actors to make available and to access information globally. The development of the Internet, in particular, has optimized on a global scale (and with limited investment) access to and elaboration of information needed for trade, investments, entertainment, and education.


Dispute Resolution Electronic Commerce Online Dispute Resolution Unprecedented Volume Information Society Service 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Antonio Pilati
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  1. 1.Autorità per le Garanzie nelle ComunicazioniItaly

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