Working Papers


  • 25-April-2006

    English

    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.

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  • 19-April-2006

    English

    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 www.oecd-antispam.org.

  • 18-April-2006

    English

    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.

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  • 14-April-2006

    English

    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.

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  • 12-April-2006

    English

    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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  • 21-March-2006

    English

    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

  • 20-March-2006

    English

    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.

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  • 20-March-2006

    English

    Research Use of Patented Knowledge: A Review (STI Working Paper 2006/2)

    This paper outlines factors that may affect the ability of researchers to access patented inventions for legitimate research purposes. It reviews evidence of access limitations and explores options for the formulation of research exemptions that balance research use and patent holders' rights.

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  • 9-March-2006

    German

    Untersuchung der Verbraucherpolitik: Bericht über Verbraucherinformationskampagnen gegen Trickbetrug

    Untersuchung der Verbraucherpolitik: Bericht über Verbraucherinformationskampagnen gegen Trickbetrug

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  • 6-March-2006

    English

    Productivity Impacts of Offshoring and Outsourcing: A Review (STI Working Paper 2006/1)

    Despite the attention that offshore outsourcing currently demands in the public media, there is little empirical evidence on its economic impact. This paper surveys the empirical literature on offshore outsourcing and its productivity effects.

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