Working Papers

  • 28-April-2006


    Report on a Roundtable on Demand-side Economics for Consumer Policy (STI Digital Economy Paper 116)

    This report summarises the discussions held at a roundtable hosted by the OECD Committee on Consumer Policy (CCP) in October 2005.

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  • 25-April-2006


    Report on Disclosure Issues Related to the Use of Copy Control and Digital Rights Management Technologies (STI Digital Economy Paper 115)

    This report analyses the disclosure issues raised by technically‑imposed restrictions on the use of digital content.

  • 19-April-2006


    Report of the OECD Task Force on Spam: Anti-Spam Toolkit of Recommended Policies and Measures (OECD Digital Economy Paper 114)

    The OECD has launched an Anti-Spam Toolkit to help governments and industry work together to combat spam. The Anti-Spam Toolkit, its annexes and background papers are available at

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  • 18-April-2006


    Rethinking universal service for a next generation network environment (STI Digital Economy Paper 113)

    In many OECD countries, a primary longer term issue is how to provide universal service in the new competitive environment where voice is ubiquitous and cheap, voice revenues low and where voice has become just one of many applications provided on networks.

  • 14-April-2006


    Digital Broadband Content: Public Sector Information (STI Digital Economy Paper 112)

    Public Sector Information (PSI) is the raw material for applications across a wide range of industries. This study gives an overview of the main areas of PSI and their commercial applications, and addresses issues related to improving access to public sector content.

  • 12-April-2006


    The secondary market for domain names (STI Digital Economy Paper 111)

    The paper provides an overview of recent developments in Internet domain name markets, and more specifically, in the market for secondary domain names that is largely driven by Internet advertising on search engines.

  • 21-March-2006


    Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID): Drivers, Challenges and Public Policy Considerations (STI Digital Economy Paper 110)

    RFID touches on several regulatory and/or policy issues with potentially wide-ranging social, economic, as well as national security implications, including international trade, intellectual property rights, standards, spectrum, security, and privacy

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  • 20-March-2006


    Policy considerations of VoIP (STI Digital Economy Paper 109)

    VoIP applications have the potential to reduce prices for voice communications and enhance competition in voice markets by lowering entry barriers to these markets.

  • 9-March-2006


  • 3-March-2006


    The implications of WiMAX for competition and regulation (STI Digital Economy Paper 108)

    The new WiMAX equipment could play a key role in helping bridge the digital divide as long-distance wireless links could help deliver higher-speed access to areas traditionally out of reach of fixed-line networks.

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