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Navigating the regulatory sea graham smith

  1. 1. Navigating the Regulatory Sea IFCLA Helsinki, 10 June 2010 Graham Smith Partner, Bird & Bird LLP
  2. 2. Convergence 2
  3. 3. Convergence - technical 3
  4. 4. Convergence – legal/regulatory 4
  5. 5. Convergence – legal/regulatory Policy perspective Illegal offline >>> illegal online Platform neutral? Technologically neutral? Medium neutral? Take care what you wish for… 5
  6. 6. Convergence Converging platforms 6
  7. 7. Platform/medium convergence <Telecoms + broadcast?> 7
  8. 8. Platform/medium convergence <Telecoms + broadcast + IT?> 8
  9. 9. Platform/medium convergence <Telecoms + broadcast + IT + print media?> 9
  10. 10. Platform/medium convergence <Telecoms + broadcast + IT + print media + UGC> 10
  11. 11. Platform/medium convergence – legal and regulatory Individual speech "As the most participatory form of mass speech yet developed, the internet deserves the highest protection from governmental intrusion." District Judge Dalzell, ACLU v Reno, 1996. 11
  12. 12. Convergence – legal/regulatory 12
  13. 13. Content types {Voice} {Text} {Images} {Music} {Video} 13
  14. 14. Content types {Voice} 14
  15. 15. Content types 15
  16. 16. Content types {Text} 16
  17. 17. Content types {Images} 17
  18. 18. Content types {Music} 18
  19. 19. Content types 19
  20. 20. Content types {Video} 20
  21. 21. Content types 21
  22. 22. Another dimension 22
  23. 23. Another dimension Geographical 23
  24. 24. Geographical 24
  25. 25. Geographical 25
  26. 26. Navigating the Regulatory Sea Maps and charts? 26
  27. 27. Expensive. Accurate? Static? 27
  28. 28. Useful? 28
  29. 29. Another approach 29
  30. 30. Navigating the Regulatory Sea Push the boat out? Bootstrap to legitimacy? Kids and grown-ups 30
  31. 31. Navigating the Regulatory Sea The unthinkable will happen to someone! CompuServe, Yahoo!, eBay, Google No perfect course Risk assessment 31
  32. 32. Thank you Graham Smith Partner, Bird & Bird LLP, London, UK graham.smith@twobirds.com

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