Interpreting Network Discrimination in the CRTC and FCC

Perry, M. and Margoni, T. (2010) Interpreting Network Discrimination in the CRTC and FCC. In: The Fourth International Conference on Digital Society, St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles, 10-16 February 2010, pp. 301-306. ISBN 9780769539539 (doi: 10.1109/ICDS.2010.53)

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The issue of what discriminatory use of a network means has arisen in two recent decisions of the United States and Canadian federal communications commissions, the FCC and the CRTC respectively. The topic is a contemporary and hotly debated one, as when a course is fixed it will strongly influence the future of the Internet. It can be stated as the dichotomy of open and competitive or closed and oligopolistic. A study and comparison of the two different approaches is vital to clarify the debate, and hopefully guide Canadian policy in a direction that will benefit the whole community.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Margoni, Dr Thomas
Authors: Perry, M., and Margoni, T.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Law
First Published:First published in ICDS '10 Proceedings of the 2010 Fourth International Coference on Digital Society

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