Working Papers

  • 6-June-2006


    Digital Broadband Content: Digital Content Strategies and policies (STI Digital Economy Paper 119)

    This paper identifies and discusses six groups of business and public policy issues and illustrates these with existing and potential OECD Digital Content Strategies and Policies

  • 22-May-2006


    Tax Treatment of Business Investments in Intellectual Assets: An International Comparison (STI Working Paper 2006/4)

    This paper examines the tax treatment of corporate expenditures on selected intellectual assets and develops an indicator of the relative generosity of tax systems in OECD countries to such investments.

  • 18-May-2006


    Online Payment Systems for E-commerce (STI Digital Economy Paper 117)

    This report analyses development and use of online payment systems, covering credit cards, debit cards, online banking, mediating services, mobile telephone payments and electronic money, and industry characteristics and network effects. It analyses drivers and impediments and policy issues.

  • 2-May-2006


    Global Overview of Innovative Activities from the Patent Indicators Perspective (STI Working Paper 2006/3)

    This paper provides an overview of innovative activities across a wide range of OECD member and non-member countries, based on internationally comparable patent indicators.

  • 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.

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