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ERIC Number: ED208883
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Issues in Information Policy.
Yurow, Jane H.; And Others
In response to the growing importance of information issues in regional, national, and international forums, these papers on information policy were prepared by National Telecommunications and Information Administration consultants and staff members during 1979 and 1980 to provide a foundation for review, public analysis, and debate. Two types of information policies are discussed. Those dealing with the flow and controls of information include constitutional and statutory policies for permitting, requiring, or inhibiting the availability of information, while economic policies are concerned with the distribution of information or inhibiting, managing, and facilitating its distribution to certain sectors of society. Both types are considered with emphasis on the federal government's various roles in making, administering, and enforcing such policies. Topics covered include information dissemination, access, privacy, market characteristics, pricing, and management. Examples of international information policy issues and an extensive list of references for each paper are provided. (RBF)
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Communications, Federal Legislation, Federal Regulation, Humanitarianism, Information Dissemination, Information Processing, Information Services, Management Information Systems, Mass Media, Policy, Public Agencies
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 (1981-0-340-997/1750).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Commerce, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: First Amendment; Information Policy; Public Access