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Regulations for access to the information society. Summary

Beckert, Bernd; Riehm, Ulrich


Access to the information society takes place on different levels and includes the technical access of users to the internet, but also the ability of people to deal with this medium and to integrate it into daily media use and everyday routines. The access of providers of information and content to the internet or to certain internet platforms is also relevant in this context.
However, the internet is not the only medium of social introspection, information and communication and enabling social participation, despite its further increasing spread: Press, radio and television are also media of access to the information society. Their offers of use and modes of use are changing more and more, and conventional demarcations are becoming blurred: One can watch television with a mobile phone, make phone calls with a computer, surf the internet via a cable connection, read the newspaper on an e-book reader, and programme the radio programme according to individual taste.
These developments present legislators with the challenge of keeping pace with new types of hybrid offerings, devices and modes of use in media and telecommunications regulation and adapting regulation accordingly. ... mehr

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000137555
Veröffentlicht am 21.10.2021
Cover der Publikation
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Technikfolgenabschätzung und Systemanalyse (ITAS)
Publikationstyp Forschungsbericht/Preprint
Publikationsmonat/-jahr 06.2012
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 2364-2599
KITopen-ID: 1000137555
HGF-Programm 48.01.02 (POF II, LK 01) Wissensgesellschaft
Verlag Büro für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung beim Deutschen Bundestag (TAB)
Umfang 22 S.
Serie TAB Working report ; 149
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Schlagwörter Media policy; Technology assessment; Broadband communication; Legislation; Freedom of information; Information society; Internet; Media; Network access; Regulation; Technical progress
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