Publications and documents


  • 31-October-2012

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    E-books: Developments and Policy Considerations

    This report provides background on e-book markets and examines various policy issues. These include differing tax rates in countries between physical books and e-books, consumer lock-in to specific platforms, limitations on how users can read and share their purchased content, and a lack of transparency about how data on their reading habits is used.

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  • 22-October-2012

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    Internet traffic exchange: 2 billion users and it’s done on a handshake

    Every day one exabyte of data is said to travel over the Internet – enough data to fill 300,000 of the world’s biggest hard disks or 212 million DVDs. And astonishingly, according to a new OECD report on Internet traffic exchange, most of the thousands of networks that exchange this traffic do so without a written contract or formal agreement.

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  • 22-October-2012

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    Internet Traffic Exchange: Market Developments and Policy Challenges (OECD Digital Economy Paper 207)

    This report finds that the Internet has developed an efficient market for connectivity based on voluntary contractual agreements. Operating in a highly competitive environment, largely without regulation or central organisation, the Internet model of traffic exchange has produced low prices, promoted efficiency and innovation, and attracted the investment necessary to keep pace with demand.

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  • 4-October-2012

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    OECD Internet Economy Outlook

    Supported by time series data, this publication begins with an overview of trends and highlights how the Internet sector has proven to be resilient during the recent economic crisis. It then examines the various drivers and impacts of Internet use and deployment, as well as emerging technologies, e-health, digital content, security and privacy, and reflects on a methodology for measuring the Internet economy.

  • 16-May-2012

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    Proactive Policy Measures by Internet Service Providers against Botnets (OECD Digital Economy Paper 199)

    This report analyses initiatives in a number of countries through which end-users are notified by ISPs when their computer is identified as being compromised by malicious software and encouraged to take action to mitigate the problem.

  • 4-May-2012

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    ICT Skills and Employment: New Competences and Jobs for a Greener and Smarter Economy (OECD Digital Economy Paper 198)

    The emerging "green" economy is a "smarter" economy that has increased demand for ICT-skilled jobs not only in the ICT sector, but more rapidly across the wider non-ICT economy.

  • 23-April-2012

    English

    Measuring the Broadband Bonus in Thirty OECD Countries (OECD Digital Economy Paper 197)

    This working paper provides estimates of the economic value created by broadband Internet using measures of new gross domestic product and consumer surplus.

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