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The 'Right to Information' and Digital Broadcasting - About Monsters, Invisible Men, and the Future of European Broadcasting Regulation

Entertainment Law Review, Vol. 17, No. 2, pp. 70-83, February 2006

21 Pages Posted: 7 Mar 2006  

Natali Helberger

University of Amsterdam - Institute for Information Law (IViR)

Abstract

As a result of modern content management technologies, individualisation, differentiation and conditioned access step into the place of traditional models of broadcasting content. In the light of these developments, the article provides a critical analysis of the proposals that were made to revise the Television Without Frontiers Directive and to protect the right to information of the broadcasting audience. The article will show that instead of modernizing the European broadcasting framework the proposals are focused on maintaining the status quo of an analogue past. It will make an argument in favor of a more viewer-oriented approach.

Keywords: Electronic access control, 'right to information', revision European Television Without Frontiers Directive

JEL Classification: K39

Suggested Citation

Helberger, Natali, The 'Right to Information' and Digital Broadcasting - About Monsters, Invisible Men, and the Future of European Broadcasting Regulation. Entertainment Law Review, Vol. 17, No. 2, pp. 70-83, February 2006. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=887915

Natali Helberger (Contact Author)

University of Amsterdam - Institute for Information Law (IViR) ( email )

Kloveniersburgwal 48
1012 CX Amsterdam
Netherlands

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