New policy proposals can have caused as bigger stir as the recent framework proposed by European Commissioner Viviane Reding for updating the Television without Fontiers Directive. To cut a long story short they recommend imposing minimum requirements on the delivery of audiovisual content via new media i.e. mobiles, the internet and any other future means of delivery. There has been strong opposition from industry, who argue this is resurrecting the same proposals for regulating the internet which were ditched as impractical only a few years ago. (For details see Policy News section and Pamela Whitby's story) In this issue we concentrate on the problems posed by regulating mobile contentDownload
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