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European Communications Law and Technological Convergence

European Communications Law and Technological Convergence Author Pablo Ibáñez Colomo
ISBN-10 9041138293
Release 2012
Pages 315
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This book presents a thorough critical examination of the European regulatory reaction to technological convergence, tracing the explicit and implicit mechanisms through which emerging concerns are incorporated into regulation and competition law, and then goes on to identify the patterns that underlie these responses so as to establish the extent to which the issues at stake, and the implications of intervention, are fully understood and considered by authorities. Focusing on conflict points areas of tension inevitably arising among overlapping regimes the analysis covers such elements as the following: the provision of multiple-play services; the advent of convergent devices; the interchangeability of transmission networks; subscription-based ( pay television ) services; the diversification of television services (such as on-demand and niche-theme channels); the relative scarcity of (premium) content; the migration of television content with cultural and social relevance to pay television; and the emergence of bottleneck segments in the communications value chain. Endorsing the adjustment of existing rules to meet pluralist objectives, the author outlines a single, coherent regulatory approach. He shows how a careful analysis of the implications of technological convergence helps to solve conflicts between regimes. Specifically, the analysis addresses the level national or EU at which particular regulatory responses should emerge, the objectives guiding action, and the tools through which these objectives may be pursued. These conclusions command the attention of policymakers, regulators, and lawyers active in the ongoing development of communications law."



Fundamentals of United States Intellectual Property Law

Fundamentals of United States Intellectual Property Law Author Sheldon W. Halpern
ISBN-10 9789041133427
Release 2011
Pages 428
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This completely revised and up to date Fourth Edition of this well received work offers in one volume a comprehensive review of United States copyright, patent, and trademark laws. The material has been completely updated and includes detailed discussion of the 2011 America Invents Act, as well as other pertinent developments in U.S. law It provides thorough and sophisticated treatment of this complex material in a form both less cumbersome than a treatise and considerably deeper and more sophisticated than a study outline or nutshell. With its detailed citations, and readily accessible and complete subject coverage, this book will be a useful quick reference or deskbook for intellectual property practitioners, students, law professors, and librarians, as well as for anyone interested in understanding American intellectual property law



Understanding Media Policies

Understanding Media Policies Author Evangelia Psychogiopoulou
ISBN-10 9780230348127
Release 2012-08-21
Pages 284
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Leading scholars investigate media policies in Europe, inquiring into the regulatory practices, policy tools and institutional features of media policy-making in 14 countries. The book offers a fresh assessment of the ways European media policies are formulated and identifies the factors that exert an influence throughout the process.



Media Between Culture and Commerce

Media Between Culture and Commerce Author Els de Bens
ISBN-10 9781841501659
Release 2007
Pages 256
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Addresses the consequences of the main changes the media have undergone over the last 10 years: increasing commercialisation, concentration, convergence and internationalisation. The contributors reflect on the debate and the concern about the role of the media in a rapidly changing society.



Global Media and Communication Policy

Global Media and Communication Policy Author P. Iosifidis
ISBN-10 9780230346581
Release 2011-08-26
Pages 288
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Petros Iosifidis addresses an increasingly prominent subject area in the field of media and communications, and one that has attracted increased attention in areas such as sociology, economics, political science and law: global media policy and regulation. Specifically, he considers the wider social, political, economic and technological changes arising from the globalization of the communications industries and assesses their impact on matters of regulation and policy. By focusing on the convergence of the communication and media industries, he makes reference to the paradigmatic shift from a system based on the traditions of public service in broadcast and telecommunications delivery to one that is demarcated by commercialization, privatization and competition. In doing so, Iosifidis tackles a key question in the field: to what extent do new media developments require changes in regulatory philosophy and objectives. It considers the various possible meanings of the public interest concept in exploring the different regulatory modes and the interplay between the local and the global in policy-making.



Intermediality and Media Change

Intermediality and Media Change Author Juha Herkman
ISBN-10 9789514489631
Release 2012
Pages 304
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Abstract: This book is about intermediality as an approach to analysing and understanding media change. Intermediality and Media Change is critical of technological determinism that characterises 'new media discourse' about the ongoing digitalization, framed as a revolution and creating sharp contrasts between old and new media. Intermediality instead emphasises paying attention to continuities between media of all types and privileges a comparative perspective on technological changes in media over time and space. The concept of intermediality refers to interaction and interrelationships between media. This focus is important in two ways. It strengthens the mutual construction and articulation of media (forms) as a vital element of the research agenda. In contrast to the emphasis on convergence, it also permits the consideration of the parallel construction and articulation of specific features and identities that characterise a medium, as well as the emergence of new divergences. Intermediality and Media Change studies intermediality from both theoretical and empirical perspectives. The book starts by positioning intermediality as a theory and a methodological approach. The first group of articles focuses on critical reflection of media and mediation as concepts. The second group deals with intermediality in discourses about media change. The third group concentrates on analysis of representative cases, and the fourth group focuses on media institutions and professions



The Media Book

The Media Book Author Chris Newbold
ISBN-10 0340740477
Release 2002
Pages 445
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The Media Book provides today's students with a comprehensive foundation for the study of the modern media. It has been systematically compiled to map the field in a way which corresponds to the curricular organization of the field around the globe, providing a complete resource for students in their third year to graduate level courses in the U.S.



From Disintegration to Reintegration

From Disintegration to Reintegration Author Harry G. Broadman
ISBN-10 0821361988
Release 2006-02-09
Pages 440
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As the world marketplace becomes ever more globalized, much is at stake for the prosperity of hundreds of millions of people in Europe and Central Asia as the region's transition process continues through its second decade. Understanding the underlying dynamics shaping the contours and most salient impacts of international integration that have emerged and likely to emerge prospectively in the region is thus a crucial challenge for the medium term economic development agenda, not only for policymakers in the countries on themselves, but also for their trading partners, the international financial institutions, the donor community and the future of the world trading system as a whole. This book addresses this challenge.



Managing Traffic Performance in Converged Networks

Managing Traffic Performance in Converged Networks Author Lorne Mason
ISBN-10 9783540729907
Release 2007-09-04
Pages 1196
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 10th International Teletraffic Congress, ITC 2007, held in Ottawa, Canada, June 2007. Coverage includes IPTV planning and modeling, network performance, traffic engineering, end-to-end delay in converged networks, queuing models, impact of convergence and divergence forces on network performance, traffic management in wireless networks, and network design for capacity and performance.



Responsive Regulation

Responsive Regulation Author Ian Ayres
ISBN-10 9780195093766
Release 1994-10-01
Pages 205
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Drawing extensively on empirical studies from the US, UK, Australia, and New Zealand, John Braithwaite and Ian Ayres offer an well-argued addition to the comparative literature on government regulation. In an effort to transcend the ongoing debate between those who favour strong state regulation and those who call for deregulation, they argue that regulation does not have to proceed with an adversarial tone, nor does it have to be 'soft' or 'hard' to be effective.



Broadcasting in the 21st Century

Broadcasting in the 21st Century Author Richard Rudin
ISBN-10 9780230343849
Release 2011-09-13
Pages 244
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The 21st century is already seeing fundamental changes in broadcasting. No longer are audiences limited to watching or listening to television and radio at the times and places dictated by the broadcasters, or on radio or TV 'sets'. Broadcasting in the 21st Century demonstrates how 'traditional' television and radio is being both challenged and supported by technological developments, including convergence and social media. Drawing on interviews with industry personnel and featuring case studies and research from many countries, including that from the UK, USA, China, India and South Africa, Richard Rudin explains not only the significance of these changes but also how many of the functions and pleasures of broadcasting that were established in the 20th century are being enhanced by new media. Opening with a substantial account of how broadcasting developed in the 20th century, the author goes on to explore how new media forms are changing audiences' pleasures, expectations and demands. Rudin's illuminating study highlights the changing relationship between audiences and broadcast output to examine a range of subjects including: - the impact of citizens' journalism - political coverage - international TV formats and news output - the continuing appeal of radio as a distinct medium - debates over bias, truth and trust in broadcasting and broadcasters. In addition, Broadcasting in the 21st Century addresses a range of broadcast forms and genres including the coverage of general elections, Reality TV and pirate radio.



Yearbook on Space Policy 2007 2008

Yearbook on Space Policy 2007 2008 Author Kai-Uwe Schrogl
ISBN-10 9783211990919
Release 2010-07-19
Pages 312
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At the time of ?nalising this second volume of the ?Yearbook on Space Policy? which covers the period mid-2007 to mid-2008, Europe is as visible and strong in the area of space activities as never before. Its space probes are present on the Moon, around Mars, and on Saturn?s Moon Titan, and are chasing asteroids and comets; Ariane V is the most successful commercial launch vehicle; and more and more European space applications satellites are in operation. Finally, with the successful launch of the Columbus Orbital Facility (COF) – the most prominent highlight of this period which is also depicted on the cover of this Yearbook – and the ?rst Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV), Europe has become a decisive player in human space?ight. This is accompanied by new policy initiatives on the ministerial level which have been bringing the European Space Agency and the European Union steadily closer. Europe?s outstanding development and positioning in the space ?eld is based not only on Europe?s successful engineering and scienti?c capabilities and capacities, but also on the forceful political determination of all European actors to maintain and even further their engagement in the use of outer space. And it is this political determination which provides the focus for this ?Yearbook on Space Policy?. The Yearbook describes and analyses the contexts and contents of space policy. Its primary ?eld of investigation is Europe, but it also covers the whole range of global space activities and their in?uence on European endeavours.



Regaining the Initiative for Public Service Media

Regaining the Initiative for Public Service Media Author Gregory Ferrell Lowe
ISBN-10 9186523333
Release 2012
Pages 257
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Regaining the Initiative for Public Service Media has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Regaining the Initiative for Public Service Media also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Regaining the Initiative for Public Service Media book for free.



The Political Accountability of EU and US Independent Regulatory Agencies

The Political Accountability of EU and US Independent Regulatory Agencies Author Miroslava Scholten
ISBN-10 9789004262997
Release 2014-08-21
Pages 508
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The Political Accountability of EU and US Independent Regulatory Agencies is an in-depth investigation on the law and practices of the political accountability arrangements of all 35 EU and 16 US independent agencies.



Teletext in Europe

Teletext in Europe Author Hallvard Moe
ISBN-10 9187957205
Release 2016
Pages 249
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This book is about teletext: a ?broadcast service using several otherwise unused scanning lines (vertical blanking intervals) between frames of TV pictures to transmit information from a central data base to receiving television sets?. To the contributors to this book and possibly to many readers, this technical definition will feel out of place as it obscures the rich history of a formidable if forgotten medium. Nevertheless, it is the basic technology of teletext that sets it apart from other media and that, in part, has been the basis for much of what did and did not happen to teletext in terms of policy, institutional setting, content, users and scholarly interest. Many contributions in this book will provide similar definitions, but mostly as a stepping-stone to explore all that has so far been left unsaid by this technical description. It is this gap in our knowledge of teletext in Europe that this book aims to fill.



Handbook of Mobile Communication Studies

Handbook of Mobile Communication Studies Author James Everett Katz
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105131708641
Release 2008
Pages 472
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Mobile communication has become mainstream and even omnipresent. It is arguably the most successful and certainly the most rapidly adopted new technology in the world: more than one of every three people worldwide possesses a mobile phone. This volume offers a comprehensive view of the cultural, family, and interpersonal consequences of mobile communication across the globe. Leading scholars analyze the effect of mobile communication on all parts of life, from the relationship between literacy and the textual features of mobile phones to the use of ringtones as a form of social exchange, from the "aspirational consumption" of middle class families in India to the belief in parts of Africa and Asia that mobile phones can communicate with the dead. The contributors explore the ways mobile communication profoundly affects the tempo, structure, and process of daily life around the world. They discuss the impact of mobile communication on social networks, other communication strategies, traditional forms of social organization, and political activities. They consider how quickly miraculous technologies come to seem ordinary and even necessary--and how ordinary technology comes to seem mysterious and even miraculous. The chapters cut across social issues and geographical regions; they highlight use by the elite and the masses, utilitarian and expressive functions, and political and operational consequences. Taken together, the chapters demonstrate how mobile communication has affected the quality of life in both exotic and humdrum settings, and how it increasingly occupies center stage in people's lives around the world.James E. Katz is Chair of the Department of Communication at Rutgers University and director of the Center for Mobile Communication Studies. He is the author of Magic in the Air: Mobile Communication and the Transformation of Social Life and coauthor of Social Consequences of Internet Use (MIT Press, 2002).



Policy and Marketing Strategies for Digital Media

Policy and Marketing Strategies for Digital Media Author Yu-li Liu
ISBN-10 9781317744115
Release 2014-04-16
Pages 312
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With digital media becoming ever more prevalent, it is essential to study policy and marketing strategies tailored to this new development. In this volume, contributors examine government policy for a range of media, including digital television, IPTV, mobile TV, and OTT TV. They also address marketing strategies that can harness the unique nature of digital media’s innovation, production design, and accessibility. They draw on case studies in Asia, North America, and Europe to offer best practices for both policy and marketing strategies.