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The emerging content distribution model on the broadband Internet could diminish the "equality of voice" that is a key characteristic of narrowband Internet.
This paper discusses the direct impact technical design decisions have on public policy concerns and ways to inject a public voice in the process.
This article made recommendations to the Clinton Admnistration and Congress to reject monitoring or secrecy measures that would infringe on civil liberties in cyberspace.
NOW with Bill Moyers regularly reports on media ownership and consolidation. NOW features stories on the history, up-to-date events and presents the political landscape of media policy.
View a timeline of media regulation.
In November 2002, the Future of Music Coalition released this well-researched and data-driven study of the effects of radio consolidation on citizens and musicians (150 pages).
Our Media, Not Theirs! The Democratic Struggle Against Corporate Media examines how the current media system in the United States undermines democracy, and what we can do to change it.
Robert McChesney argues that corporate control of the media system has transformed it from the bedrock of freedom and democracy into a significant antidemocratic force, in the United States and worldw
Describes in detail a global media system dominated by international conglomerates that have grown rapidly, engage in increasing crossborder activities, and are linked to each other by powerful invest
In this pamphlet, McChesney explores the corporate takeover of communications policy in the United States, and the negative implications of media mergers for democratic culture.
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