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Syndication has long been a fundamental organizing principle in the entertainment world, but it's been rare elsewhere in business. The fixed physical assets and slow-moving information that characterized the industrial economy made it difficult, if not impossible, to create the kind of fluid networks that are essential for syndication. But with the rise of(More)
Today, communications regulators mechanically apply outmoded categories to novel converged services, creating irresolva-ble contradictions and forcing hair-splitting distinctions that seldom hold up under the strain of judicial review or market forces. Policy-makers should reformulate communications policy around the technical architecture of the Internet(More)
Internet telephony, or VoIP, is rapidly replacing the conventional kind. This year, for the first time, U.S. companies bought more new Internet-phone connections than standard lines. The major driver behind this change is cost. But VoIP isn't just a new technology for making old-fashioned calls cheaper, says consultant Kevin Werbach. It is fundamentally(More)
'Net Neutrality' is a very heated and contested United States policy principle regarding access for content providers to the Internet end-user, and potential discrimination in that access where the end-user's ISP (or another ISP) blocks that access in part or whole. The suggestion is that the problem can be resolved by either introducing greater(More)
* *The analysis and conclusions of this Working Paper are those of the author, and do not necessarily represent the views of other Commission staff, individual FCC Commissioners, or the Commission. The FCC Office of Plans and Policy's Working Paper Series presents staff analysis and research in various states. These papers are intended to stimulate(More)
How Weblogs are turning corporate machines into real conversations Abstract It has been repeatedly argued that the process/technology of weblogs offers a novel approach towards the continuation of democratic public discourse. Within the boundaries of the firm though, the implementation of weblogs takes a whole new dimension to realising that weblogs are(More)