ERIC Number: ED437922
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
The Internet and Global Telecommunications: Exploring the Boundaries of International Coordination. A Report of the Annual Aspen Institute Roundtable on International Telecommunications (4th, Shonan Village Center, Japan, September 21-24, 1998).
Kleeman, Michael J.
The goals of the Fourth Annual Aspen Institute Roundtable on International Telecommunications were: to address procedural and substantive solutions for international coordination of Internet policy issues; to suggest different models for dispute resolution and policy coordination that might be employed in the various contexts of Internet usage; and to consider where coordination of policies is advisable and where it might not be. The first section of this report presents the introductory comments by the participants as they worked to frame the issues for the roundtable. The findings of the following three working groups constitute the main body of the report: (1) Emerging Network and Enhanced Network Functionality, including local broadband access, the impact of legacy systems, lack of effective mechanisms to discuss global Internet-related policy issues that need clear resolution, other barriers, and recommendations for action; (2) Commercial Transactions and Electronic Commerce, including objectives of electronic commerce and recommendations for action; and (3) Content and Cultural Values, including basic principles, recommendations for action, content access, electronic public access, privacy, and intellectual property. A list of conference participants is appended. (MES)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Foreign Countries, Information Policy, Intellectual Property, International Cooperation, Internet, Policy Formation, Privacy, Telecommunications
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Authoring Institution: Aspen Inst., Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: United States