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Governing Global Electronic Networks: International Perspectives on Policy and Power

William J. Drake and Ernest J. Wilson III (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262042512
eISBN:
9780262271936
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262042512.001.0001
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

The burgeoning use and transformative impact of global electronic networks are widely recognized to be defining features of contemporary world affairs. Less often noted has been the increasing ... More


Reliability and the Internet Cloud

William Lehr

in Regulating the Cloud: Policy for Computing Infrastructure

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262029407
eISBN:
9780262331166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029407.003.0003
Subject:
Computer Science, Programming

The Internet is evolving from a best-effort, unregulated, data transport network overlaid on the legacy telephone network (or PSTN) into the global platform (the new PSTN) for a much more complex ... More


Telecommunications RegulationCurrent Approaches with the End in Sight

Nancy L. Rose

in Economic Regulation and Its Reform: What Have We Learned?

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226138022
eISBN:
9780226138169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226138169.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

The regulatory restructuring of telecommunications markets, beginning with the breakup of AT&T in 1984 and extending to telecommunications markets worldwide, has transformed the telecommunications ... More


Understanding the Egyptian Regulatory State: Independent Regulators in Theory and Practice

Ahmed Badran

in The Rise of the Regulatory State of the South: Infrastructure and Development in Emerging Economies

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199677160
eISBN:
9780191760068
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677160.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Public International Law

This chapter looks at the rise of the regulatory state in Egypt. It addresses three questions: Why does the Egyptian government delegate its regulatory powers to independent regulators (IRs)? How are ... More


Hong Kong

John Ure

in Telecommunications Development in Asia

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099029
eISBN:
9789882207486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099029.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter discusses the role of policy making in telecommunications in Hong Kong. It focuses on the Office of the Telecommunications Authority (OFTA), the department responsible for ... More


Software Copyright in the Cloud1

Lothar Determann and David Nimmer

in Regulating the Cloud: Policy for Computing Infrastructure

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262029407
eISBN:
9780262331166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029407.003.0008
Subject:
Computer Science, Programming

Clouds are on the horizon for software copyrights. The open source movement has been active to turn copyright into “copyleft”. Courts around the world are reshaping the first sale doctrine. Software ... More


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