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Review of the regulation of content delivered over convergent devices / Australian Government, Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts
Bib ID 3792932
Format BookBook
Author
Australia. Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts
 
Description [Canberra, A.C.T.] : Dept. of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts, 2006 
ix, 115, [19] p. : col. ill. ; 30 cm. 
Summary

"For the purposes of this review, the term 'convergent devices' is used to mean mobile phones and other mobile communications devices that can act as multimedia platforms and, in particular, deliver audiovisual content. The rapidly developing capabilities of these devices can be expected to bring substantial benefits including improved services for users and new business opportunities for content and service providers. At the same time, the capabilities of such devices raise a range of issues for governments, regulators, the communications industry and consumers. Policy and regulatory arrangements exist for the management of potentially offensive or harmful content over other media, such as broadcasting platforms, the fixed Internet and interactive games. The review has considered the extent to which these arrangements are appropriate or applicable to new and emerging devices, which are distinguished by their mobility and their potential to cross traditional media, and therefore regulatory, boundaries."--Introduction.

Partial contents
  • Introduction
  • Technical and commercial structures: Wireless networks ; Devices ; Services ; Business models and commercial arrangements for mobile content
  • Regulatory structures: Classification ; Broadcasting content regulation ; Internet content regulation ; Telecommunications regulation ; Criminal law ; Other relevant legislative measures ; Consumer and competition regulation ; International regulatory approaches
  • Issues: Regulatory certainty ; A framework for regulating convergent content ; Inappropriate contact ; Mobile internet access ; Other issues raised.
 
Notes

"April 2006".

"The information in this report is current as at December 2005."--P. 2.

Includes bibliographical references.

Also available online from website of the Dept. of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts ; address as at 24/08/06: http://www.dcita.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/39890/Final_Convergent_Devices_Report.pdf#search=%22%22Review%20of%20the%20regulation%20of%20content%20delivered%20over%20convergent%20devices%22%22

Subjects Australia. Broadcasting Services Act 1992.  |  Mobile communication systems -- Law and legislation -- Australia.  |  Communication policy -- Australia.  |  Information technology -- Social aspects -- Australia.  |  Information technology -- Government policy -- Australia.  |  Internet -- Law and legislation -- Australia.  |  Telecommunication -- Law and legislation -- Australia.

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