Description - Telecommunications Law and Regulation by Ian Walden
The telecommunications industry has undergone fundamental changes in structure, from that of monopoly to one of competition. Advances in technology have resulted in convergence with other industries with separate regulation resulting in the need for consolidation. Much of the laws and regulations examined in this second edition of Telecommunications Law are concerned with this process of change and regulating for competition. Telecommunications Law and Regulation is fully updated and contains new chapters on 'Sources of Law', 'Intellectual Property Issues' and 'Content Regulation', including broadcasting, internet and premium rate services, as well as much expanded coverage of developing countries. It is written by many of the leading experts and practitioners in the field, and offers a thorough survey of the law and regulatory structures relating to telecommunications. This book is a highly accessible and thought-provoking book for postgraduate study.
It is also essential reading for legal practitioners involved in the communications industry and of interest to management consultants, bankers and accountants who will need to be aware of the legal implications of this fast changing area.
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Author Biography - Ian Walden
Dr. Ian Walden is Reader in Information and Communications Law and Head of the Institute of Computer and Communications Law in the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary, University of London. He has been involved in law reform projects for the World Bank, the European Commission, UNCTAD and the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development, as well as for a number of individual states. In 1995-96, Ian was seconded to the European Commission, as a National Expert in electronic commerce law, and he is a member of the Legal Advisory Board to the Information Society Directorate-General of the European Commission. Ian is a consultant to the global law firm Baker & McKenzie and is a Public Interest Board Member of the Internet Watch Foundation. John Angel is a solicitor and formerly head of Online Legal Services at Clifford Chance and is now a consultant with Jomati. He is a Visiting Professorial Fellow at the Institute of Computer and Communications Law Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary, University of London.