Starting Points for ICT Regulation: Deconstructing Prevalent Policy One-liners

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Bert-Jaap Koops, Corien Prins, Miriam Lips
T.M.C. Asser Press, Apr 27, 2006 - Law - 293 pages
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What does the term 'on-line' mean? When do we actually enter the on-line environment and leave the 'off-line' world? Is it different, separate, or even unique compared to the off-line world? In what cases do we need to regulate it, and how? These have become important, but complex questions for law-makers, policy-makers, regulators, and politicians who design regulatory frameworks to address societal changes related to fast-moving technological developments. In order to more consistently and effectively deal with ICT and Internet regulation, governments and international organizations have developed regulatory 'starting points', such as 'what holds off-line, must hold on-line' and 'regulation should be technology-neutral'. This book questions these regulatory starting points in detail and systematically explores their application, meaning and value for international e-regulation.

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Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and Society, Tilburg University, The Netherlands.

Miriam Lips is Research Fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford and Associate Professor at the Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and Society, Tilburg University, in the Netherlands.

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