Europe's Digital Revolution assesses the impact of digital broadcasting on regulatory practices in Europe. The current roles and responsibilities of nation states and the EU will have to respond to rapid technological and market developments. Levy considers how these responsibilities are likely to be divided in the future, and which are the emerging issues and problems.
Europe established itself as a world leader in the information and communication technology revolution back in the 1980s, when Member States enabled a rapid take-off of GSM technology thanks to a united and forward-looking approach. But its leadership has since faded away. Perhaps overwhelmed by the effort of reconciling many different views and regulatory regimes, Europe has, on balance, proven too slow in adopting and diffusing technological innovations, even as much of the rest of the world is accelerating. The EU's diversity, its strongest resource, is also its nemesis. Other economies such as the United States and China have been far better at coming to terms with - and seizing the opportunities of - the Internet and digital technologies, leveraging their access to more sizeable and seamless domestic markets to foster growth. As the spread of the Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence progresses, how can Europe regain a leading position in the next wave of the digital revolution? This is not an idle question. It will largely determine whether the European way of life will be sustainable over time. The stakes are high - but so is Europe's potential.
This book offers a comparative perspective on data protection and cybersecurity in Europe. In light of the digital revolution and the implementation of social media applications and big data innovations, it analyzes threat perceptions regarding privacy and cyber security, and examines socio-political differences in the fundamental conceptions and narratives of privacy, and in data protection regimes, across various European countries. The first part of the book raises fundamental legal and ethical questions concerning data protection; the second analyses discourses on cybersecurity and data protection in various European countries; and the third part discusses EU regulations and norms intended to create harmonized data protection regimes.
With the ongoing evolution of the digital society challenging the boundaries of the law, new questions are arising – and new answers being given – even now, almost three decades on from the digital revolution. Written by a panel of legal specialists and edited by experts on EU Internet law, this book provides an overview of the most recent developments affecting the European Internet legal framework, specifically focusing on four current debates. Firstly, it discusses the changes in online copyright law, especially after the enactment of the new directive on the single digital market. Secondly, it analyzes the increasing significance of artificial intelligence in our daily life. The book then addresses emerging issues in EU digital law, exploring out of the box approaches in Internet law. It also presents the last cyber-criminality law trends (offenses, international instrument, behaviors), and discusses the evolution of personal data protection. Lastly, it evaluates the degree of consumer and corporate protection in the digital environment, demonstrating that now, more than ever, EU Internet law is based on a combination of copyright, civil, administrative, criminal, commercial and banking laws.
Digital technology for the production, transmission, and reception of television is expected to replace analogue transmission throughout the world. The timetable for this transition is uncertain and different projections have been made for virtually every country in the world. This book gives the exhaustive details of the issues of this changeover in Europe and elsewhere. The details are placed within the context of the massive changes, which the television industry has been subjected to over the past 25 years. The rollout of digital terrestrial television (DTTV) in Europe is a significant issue for every country included in this survey. It is of such importance because DTTV is the centerpiece of many governments' policies toward making Europe the world leader in new information and communication technologies. These same governments are all wrestling with the issues of how to use the technology in ways that create both commercial and non-commercial value. European perspectives on the social, cultural, and political nature of broadcasting vary significantly from those in other parts of the world and require that the introduction of DTTV should be handled differently to its introduction elsewhere. There are enormous technical, political, and economic aspects to be considered and these vary from country to country in Europe. The two editors bring a perspective to this study as media economists who come to the European scene from other parts of the world. The book covers DTTV in depth, and it also includes discussions of cable, satellite, broadband, and Internet technology for comparison.
The "digital revolution" is a major, crosscutting topic which greatly influences the growth and well-being of our society and is common to many activities of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC). In recent years, the EESC has produced a substantial number of opinions concerning the fast development of information, digital technologies and the development of the digital single market, showing how involved organised civil society is in this "revolution". We also are closely concerned with the human need to control, regulate and overcome the major challenges which emerge as a consequence of digitalisation.
This title was first published in 2000. This text examines the politics of the digital age, looking at topics including new industrial policies, the implications of the Internet and global governance of innovation.
This introductory textbook for Media and Communication Studies students is designed to encourage observation and evaluation of the European media in the digital age, enabling students to grasp key concepts and gain a broad and clear overview of the area. It also introduces the principal debates, developments (legislative, commercial, political and technological) and issues shaping the European media today, and examines in depth the mass media, digital media, the internet and new media policy. Understanding today’s media scene from print to audiovisual needs a wider view and this book helps make comprehensible the European media within a broader global media landscape. The text is pedagogically rich and explores a variety of approaches to help the reader gain a better understanding of the European media world. Students are encouraged to start thinking about statistics, relating this to economics, analysing regulations, and combining media theories with theories of European Union integration. The book also includes the use of case studies, illustrations, summaries, critical reflections and directions to wider reading. The European Media in the Digital Age is recommended for all Media Studies students and is also of key interest to students of Politics and Policy, Business Studies, International Studies and European Studies
From the outset, the European Community was intended to be leaderless because of the attachment of most of the elites and mass populations to national sovereignty.European integration has nevertheless advanced first thanks to the European Commission, then by an increasingly assertive European Council and Council of Ministers. The limitations, especially in foreign and defence policy, as well as the reduced capacity of the Franco-German tandemto provide impetus and Britain's inability to join or replace them poses continuing problems of leadership. The European Court of Justice enforces agreed policies on laggard national governments, while the European Parliament acts as an ally or constraint on the Commission and the Council ofMinisters. The European Union improvises incremental changes and cooperatively muddles along.
This account of the global switch to digital television, from its origins to its emerging outcomes, provides an understanding of how digital television is converging with the Internet. It pictures a future in which the democratic role of the media, freedom of expression and democratic participation can be enhanced.
Supplies an in-depth commentary on EU media law, with detailed analysis of all important legislation and court decisions. It leads European lawyers with vast knowledge and practical experience of media law provide detailed expert commentary.
Bachelor Thesis from the year 2011 in the subject Computer Science - General, grade: 9.00/10.00, University of Macedonia, language: English, abstract: This study shows the transition from the industrial revolution to the digital revolution. The continuous flow of information and the rapid development of technology in today's times affect many aspects of our everyday life and in particular the economy, the consumer goods and in general the marketplace. These significant facts lead to the Digital Economy or the New Economy and the Information Society. The effects of the Information Society and the Digital Economy have become visible in Greece, even with a time delay. The Digital Economy refers to an economy that is based on digital technologies, including digital communication networks and other related information technologies. The Digital Economy is sometimes called the New Economy or the Internet Economy. In this new economy, digital networking and communication infrastructures provide a digital global platform over which people and organizations interact, communicate, search information and collaborate. The technological dynamics of the digital age continue to impact the decisions of firms. If we consider in more detail the Digital Economy, we can tell that the Digital Economy shows where technological dynamics are emerging and where more traditional patterns seem to be holding. Moreover, we have to examine the policy implications of the rising Digital Economy. The digital economy is creating a unique business culture in our technological society. In the end, we must pay attention to some central topics such as new ways of organizing, the importance of vision and trust in e-commerce.
Whether you’re planning a holiday, shopping, studying, watching a movie or bidding for a government contract, chances are you’re using online tools to do so. More and more products and services are either online or available digitally. Yet, despite all the barriers that the European Union has spent years bringing down, hurdles for users across Europe remain. A lot of people are missing out on the widest range of online goods and services, or from the many opportunities the internet offers. It means some internet companies and start-ups have their horizons limited — and cannot do business as widely as they would like, and it means numerous businesses cannot profit from highquality digital services. This is why the digital single market in Europe is so important: it has been created to ensure equal access to products and services, to create the right environment for dynamic and safe online innovative ecosystems in Europe; and to make sure every European citizen, business and government can trust online services and benefit from the digital revolution.
Combining institutional textual and audience analysis, this book introduces students to the factors which have shaped television's development in contemporary Europe, and invites them to assess the issues that are at stake in its future. Divided into three parts, the book moves from the European broadcasting environment, through current patterns and trends in programming and programme making, to TV genres and issue-specific broadcasting. Incorporating a range of pedagogical devices: boxes of key facts, activities and notes for further reading, Television across Europe offers an essential introductory guide to television in Western Europe.
An in-depth account of EU policies in the area of public service broadcasting, focusing mainly on the application of the European State aid rules. The book discusses when, how and with what impact the European Commission deals with public service broadcasting.
The final section considers the political ramifications of information technology for critical societal debates ranging from privacy to intellectual property. The contributors to the book map out how the digital revolution shakes up politics, creating new economic and political winners and losers. In order to do so, they connect theories of political economy to the implications of digital technology for international as well as national markets.Attempts to construct a framework for analyzing the international digital era: one that examines the ability of political actors to innovate and experiment in spite of, or perhaps because of, the constraints posed by digital technology. This book examines the reaction of nations to the dual challenges of globalization and technological change.How do high wage countries stay rich in a global digital economy? "How Revolutionary was the Revolution" constructs a framework for analyzing the international digital era: one that examines the ability of political actors to innovate and experiment in spite of, or perhaps because of, the constraints posed by digital technology. In order to assess the revolutionary nature of the digital era, this book takes four overlapping approaches. First, it examines the reaction of nations, specifically Finland, Japan, and emerging markets, to the dual challenges of globalization and technological change. This section identifies both successful and failed national experiments intended to deal with these dual pressures. Second, it assesses corporate attempts to leverage digital technology to reorganize work. A broad range of issues including off-shoring, open source production systems, and knowledge management are addressed. Third, devoting detailed analysis to the case of mobile telephones, the book offers insights into the political economy of market evolution in the digital era.
In fields as diverse as research and development, governance, and international trade, success depends on effective communication. However, limited research exists on how professionals can express themselves consistently across disciplines. Modern Trends Surrounding Information Technology Standards and Standardization within Organizations showcases the far-ranging economic and societal ramifications incited by technical standardization between individuals, organizations, disciplines, and nations. This publication serves as a valuable model for inter-disciplinary scholars, IT researchers, and professionals interested in the link between technology and social change in an increasingly networked and interconnected global society.