Reception-Oriented Radio Rights: Increasing the Value of Wireless by Explicitly Defining and Delegating Radio Operating Rights

9 Pages Posted: 11 Aug 2011 Last revised: 3 May 2013

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Jean Pierre De Vries

University of Colorado at Boulder Law School - Silicon Flatirons Center

Kaleb August Sieh

Broadband Internet Technical Advisory Group, Inc. ; University of Colorado Law School - Silicon Flatirons Center

Date Written: November 18, 2011

Abstract

The increasingly intensive coexistence of diverse radio systems and the inability of existing institutions to resolve conflicts in a timely manner require a change in the way operating rights are defined, assigned and enforced. This paper proposes a regulatory approach that increases delegation to operators and reduces ambiguity by: (1) more clearly defining operating rights and harmful interference by using the Three P approach of probabilistic reception protections and transmission permissions; (2) facilitating transactions by limiting the number of parties to a negotiation, only altering the rights in a license at renewal, and implementing a registry; and (3) making rights enforcement more efficient by enabling direct enforcement of rights, separating rulemaking from adjudication, and defining remedies up-front.

Keywords: interference, property rights, radio, regulation, spectrum

JEL Classification: D23, D73, H41, L50, O38

Suggested Citation

De Vries, Jean Pierre and Sieh, Kaleb August, Reception-Oriented Radio Rights: Increasing the Value of Wireless by Explicitly Defining and Delegating Radio Operating Rights (November 18, 2011). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1907813 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1907813

Jean Pierre De Vries (Contact Author)

University of Colorado at Boulder Law School - Silicon Flatirons Center ( email )

1070 Edinboro Drive
Boulder, CO 80309
United States

Kaleb August Sieh

Broadband Internet Technical Advisory Group, Inc. ( email )

1550 Larimer Street Suite 168
Denver, CO 80202
United States

University of Colorado Law School - Silicon Flatirons Center ( email )

Box 173364
1250 14th Street
Denver, CO 80217
United States

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