These guidelines are designed to help ensure that consumers are no less protected when shopping online than they are when they buy from their local store or order from a catalogue.
The development of an information society is expected to stimulate economic growth and productivity, create new economic activities as well as jobs.
This book was prepared as a background document for the OECD Ministerial Conference on "A Borderless World: Realising the Potential of Global Electronic Commerce", held in Ottawa, Canada, in October 1998. It represents one of the very first analy...
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The clear cut boundaries that separated the different communications markets, such as telecommunication and broadcasting, are blurring as convergence, pushed by rapid technological development, is impacting both infrastructures and services. Dema...
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The Internet stands out as an extremely dynamic medium, even by the standards of rapid change which increasingly characterise the communications sector. In large part, due to this dynamism, Internet governance best lends itself to self-regulatory...
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An important feature of the telecommunications industry is that competitors almost invariably need to make use of each others' networks.
The following reports include information on policy approaches in the area of interconnection between telecommunication networks in respect to issues such as pricing, arbitration, competitive safeguards, pertinent legislation and so forth.
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Part XIC of the Trade Practices Amendment (Telecommunications) Act 1997 introduces a new regime governing access to services in the telecommunications industry. A key component of this regime is the pricing of access which, in part, is to be admi...
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As information technologies become more ubiquitous, their economic impact becomes both more significant and more diffuse. The 1997 Information Technology Outlook analyses several relevant issues.
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Convergence and new communication technologies are leading to significant changes in the communication landscape. Countries are beginning to review their policies and the regulatory requirements raised by information infrastructures. The report r...