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Law And Disorder In Cyberspace

Author : Peter William Huber
ISBN : UOM:39015040574025
Genre : Law
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When the U.S. Congress created the Federal Radio Commission in 1927, what we now call cyberspace was just "ether." Broadcasting had only begun to carry tinny human voices and music across the fields and prairies, while Sunday afternoon phone calls to Aunt Mabel snaked through wires below, courtesy of an army of operators who switched each circuit by hand. It didn't take long, though, for the wires and airwaves to fill up with untrammeled chatter, so much so that by 1934 after complaints by the Navy that ship to shore communications had become hopelessly chaotic, and under the unproved but widely held belief that the broadcast spectrum was a finite natural resource all federal authority over electronic communications was forged into a new, powerful Federal Communications Commission. The amount of information traversing the airwaves has increased a million fold since 1927, but has the FCC changed along with the technology? The answer, according to Peter W. Huber, in Law and Disorder in Cyberspace: Abolish the FCC and Let Common Law Rule the Telecosm, is an emphatic No. In this well researched, lively, even witty polemic, Huber recounts the history of telecommunications over the last century to argue that the FCC "should have been extinguished years ago." With scarcity of communications channels no longer an issue, and the virtual elimination of distinctions between carriage and broadcast,the Commission's anachronistic laws have no basis for existence, and have in fact impeded growth and progress to the tune of billions of lost dollars. Today, the "telecosm," that complex universe of invisible communications traffic, has expanded, supplanted, and subdivided itself many times over with each new technological breakthrough. Cable television, direct broadcast satellite, cell phones, the V chip, Caller ID, personal computers, and the Internet have transformed the world. Huber argues that large bureaucratic entities like the FCC fail to adjust to such rapidly changing technologies because they see their mission as maintaining the status quo, and that instead of preserving the rights of common citizens they actually favor rich monopolies. Addressing charged points of conflict such as free speech vs. censorship, privacy vs. right to know, and market vs. controlled pricing, Law and Disorder in Cyberspace energetically proposes that sensible national telecommunications policies evolve through common law--the accretion of decisions arrived at in specific cases where basic principles such as private property and fair business practice are challenged and upheld--and not through the top down, government imposition of inflexible regulatory mandates created in the vacuum of uninformed, theoretical disussion. Given the heated climate on Capitol Hill surrounding debate over ways to reduce federal spending, Peter Huber's arguments are timely, urgent, and meticulously documented. Law and Disorder in Cyberspace is not only informative and entertaining, but will be one of those rare books that will influences public policy before the end of this decade.

Gefahr Aus Dem Cyberspace

Author : Matthias Zehnder
ISBN : 9783034850223
Genre : Computers
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Author : John Hagel III.
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Akteure Interessen Und Technologien Der Telekommunikation

Author : Ranjana S. Sarkar
ISBN : 3593367491
Genre : Telecommunication
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Wer Darf Das Fernsehen Besitzen Die Konzentrationskontrolle F R Das Fernsehen In Deutschland Und Den Usa

Author : Tobias Kaiser
ISBN : 9783838260877
Genre : Political Science
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Mitte der 1980er Jahre konnten deutsche Fernsehzuschauer eine bunte Revolution verfolgen: Damals begannen private Sender wie RTL plus und Sat.1 ihre Programme auszustrahlen. Das neue Fernsehen stand anders als ARD und ZDF nicht unter dem Einfluss politisch besetzter Gremien – eine Premiere in der bundesdeutschen Geschichte. Völlig entfesselt war das private Fernsehen allerdings nicht: Eigens geschaffene Regeln sollten sicherstellen, dass niemand in der neuen Rundfunkwelt zuviel Meinungsmacht an sich reißen konnte. Vorbild dafür waren die USA mit ihren jahrzehntelangen Erfahrungen mit privaten Programmen und deren Kontrolle.Heute fordert die digitale Revolution die Regulierer erneut heraus: Wie kann der Missbrauch von Meinungsmacht auch in Zukunft eingedämmt werden – in einer Welt sterbender Zeitungen, mächtiger Suchmaschinen und verschmelzender Verbreitungskanäle? Tobias Kaiser analysiert, wie die Fernsehregulierung auf die technologischen, wirtschaftlichen und gesellschaftlichen Entwicklungen der vergangenen Jahrzehnte reagiert hat, und leistet damit einen wichtigen Beitrag zur aktuellen Diskussion um die Regulierung der neuen Medien.


Author : Lawrence Lessig
ISBN : 9780465039142
Genre : Computers
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There’s a common belief that cyberspace cannot be regulated-that it is, in its very essence, immune from the government’s (or anyone else’s) control. Code, first published in 2000, argues that this belief is wrong. It is not in the nature of cyberspace to be unregulable; cyberspace has no "nature.” It only has code-the software and hardware that make cyberspace what it is. That code can create a place of freedom-as the original architecture of the Net did-or a place of oppressive control. Under the influence of commerce, cyberspace is becoming a highly regulable space, where behavior is much more tightly controlled than in real space. But that’s not inevitable either. We can-we must-choose what kind of cyberspace we want and what freedoms we will guarantee. These choices are all about architecture: about what kind of code will govern cyberspace, and who will control it. In this realm, code is the most significant form of law, and it is up to lawyers, policymakers, and especially citizens to decide what values that code embodies. Since its original publication, this seminal book has earned the status of a minor classic. This second edition, or Version 2.0, has been prepared through the author’s wiki, a web site that allows readers to edit the text, making this the first reader-edited revision of a popular book.

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Author : Sonia Arrison
ISBN : STANFORD:36105111529942
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Arpa Kadabra Oder Die Geschichte Des Internet

Author : Katie Hafner
ISBN : 3932588592
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