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Going Digital! - Robert E. Litan

Paperback Published: 1st January 1998
ISBN: 9780815752851
Number Of Pages: 90

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The information age technology revolution promises enormous benefits to the U.S. and global economies. Yet if those benefits are to be fully realized, policymakers in the U.S. and abroad must rethink some fundamental premises about how economic activity has traditionally been governed. Should we continue to regulate industries the way we have in the past? Does the digital age require a new approach to antitrust enforcement? To best facilitate global electronic commerce, what changes are needed in intellectual property law, professional licensing requirements, laws governing privacy and content, and policies relating to standards? And what steps, if any, are required to best ensure that all citizens have access to the new technologies? This book examines these and other policy issues. It draws on a spring 1997 conference sponsored by the Brookings Institution and the Cato Institute where leading experts in various fields related to information technology presented their views. Copublished with the Cato Institute

Introductionp. 1
Digital Optimismp. 12
Digital Skeptics and Pessimistsp. 20
Market Solutionsp. 51
The Proper Role for Governmentp. 67
Referencesp. 83
Conference Participantsp. 85
Indexp. 87
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ISBN: 9780815752851
ISBN-10: 0815752857
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 90
Published: 1st January 1998
Publisher: BROOKINGS INST
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.16