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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...
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Is quick, is good.' Or is it? Perils of the 24/7 news cycle

The rise of 24 hour news channels, blogs, wikis, social media and twitter mean that today the news cycle is measured in seconds rather than days or even hours, and that it literally runs 24 hours a day seven days a week. Many benefits flow...
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Expect the unexpected: NBN innovation

Notions about innovation have been essentially been ignored during the debates about Australia's National Broadband Network (NBN) project. This paper draws upon the work of two established theorists on innovation, Joseph A Schumpeter and Clayton Christensen (each from a different era and holding a differing...
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Deregulation and concentration in electronic media

This paper presents an analysis of trends in concentration of electronic media industries in Australia over the past two decades.