2006 Trends in Telecommunication Reform 2006

Regulating in the Broadband World

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The 7th edition of Trends in Telecommunication Reform examines the regulatory challenges and opportunities of enabling ICT development. The report provides regulators with tools they can use to promote effective and innovative development and use of ICTs in a competitive environment. This report provides an overview of developments in the ICT sector, specifically focusing on broadband, its advent, the technologies, the role of the regulator in broadband development, broadband spectrum management, voice over IP (VoIP) regulation, international efforts to combat spam (including a model law and enforceable code of conduct), and identifies best practices. The report is structured into eight chapters.



Stemming the international tide of spam

The anti-spam laws enacted around the world so far have been largely unsuccessful in stopping spam. In almost every instance, anti-spam statutes have been directed at sanctioning spammers for their bad acts. An increasing number of countries and other jurisdictions have created such laws or applied to spam their existing, generally applicable laws concerning data protection, consumer protection, and protection against fraud. Yet, in many cases, these laws have missed their target entirely, with no perceptible impact on actual spammers. Even worse, the laws have often had negative side effects, in the form of transaction costs, ad min is trative costs, and a chilling effect on legitimate senders of e-mail.


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