OECD/Italian Minister for Innovation and Technologies
Conference on the Future Digital Economy:
Digital Content Creation, Distribution and Access
Istituto San Michele, Rome, Italy
30-31 January 2006
Digital content is increasingly important across all media and publishing industries and is becoming pervasive in sectors not previously considered to be content producers or users (for example, business services) and in the public sector (public sector information such as weather information, public sector content such as archives, and cultural content), education and health. Rapid changes in the value chains for content development, production, delivery and use and the creation of new commercial business models to exploit these opportunities are posing new policy challenges for governments to provide the market and business environment that supports development of new digital content goods and services, promotes competition and benefits users.
This conference provided a forum for all stakeholders to draw on this analysis as a basis for discussing policy developments and solutions to emerging challenges, and identify issues for further policy analysis. It focused on:
Improving understanding of the implications of development of digital content;
Reviewing impacts of digital content on value chains;
Providing insights into development of new business models;
Identifying business, technological and policy approaches that contribute to a supportive environment for broadband content and the Internet.
The official conference website is at www.oecd.org/sti/digitalcontent/conference.
OECD Conference on the Future Digital Economy: Digital Content Creation, Distribution and Access: Agenda
OECD Work on Digital Content