European Communications Law and Technological Convergence: by Pablo Ibáñez Colomo

By Pablo Ibáñez Colomo

This ebook offers an intensive severe exam of the eu regulatory response to technological convergence, tracing the specific and implicit mechanisms wherein rising matters are integrated into rules and pageant legislations, after which is going directly to establish the styles that underlie those responses with a view to identify the level to which the problems at stake, and the consequences of intervention, are absolutely understood and thought of by way of professionals. concentrating on ‘conflict issues’ – parts of anxiety unavoidably coming up between overlapping regimes – the research covers such parts because the following: the availability of ‘multiple-play’ prone; the appearance of ‘convergent devices’; the interchangeability of transmission networks; subscription-based (‘pay television’) companies; the diversification of tv companies (such as on-demand and niche-theme channels); the relative shortage of (premium) content material; the ‘migration’ of tv content material with cultural and social relevance to pay tv; and the emergence of ‘bottleneck’ segments within the communications worth chain. Endorsing the adjustment of present ideas to satisfy pluralist ambitions, the writer outlines a unmarried, coherent regulatory technique. He exhibits how a cautious research of the results of technological convergence is helping to resolve conflicts among regimes. in particular, the research addresses the extent – nationwide or european – at which specific regulatory responses should still emerge, the ambitions guiding motion, and the instruments in which those pursuits might be pursued. those conclusions command the eye of policymakers, regulators, and legal professionals lively within the ongoing improvement of communications law.

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