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The contribution of broadband to Australia's economic growth: a review of the literature

In recent years, the connection between economic growth and the take-up and use of broadband has been used to justify significant government intervention and public expenditure in broadband networks. In the United States, stimulus funding has been committed for broadband planning and deployment initiatives. In...
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Expectations of consumer protection for new types of mobile payment services: qualitative and quantitative research results

Mobile premium services are the best known and most widely used form of mobile payment to date. They are essentially a method of electronic payment, a platform on which consumers can purchase content such as ringtones, games or news updates (generally via sending an SMS...
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Copyright: the next generation

The first copyright act, the Statute of Anne, was passed three hundred years ago, in 1710. Copyright law is regarded as an essential element in promoting investment of time, energy and capital in creative endeavours, in that it 'creates incentives for people to invest their...
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Internet aggregators: the impact of the classifiers on open communication

The Net Neutrality debate in the United States has ramifications for all countries interested in how the Internet is structured as an 'open space'. The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) developed in 2005 general principles governing access to the Internet, given the potential of ISP...