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This edition includes contributions on issues at the heart of the new government’s policy agenda, commencing with three future-focused issues: the implications of the digital revolution, the crucial role of technology platforms in economic development, and recent efforts to enhance foresight in policy-making.
Copyright safe harbours can be a useful policy tool. They help ensure that exposure to copyright liability doesn’t inhibit socially or economically useful activity, such as developing internet infrastructure.
New forms of information and communication technology are linking the household to an increasingly complex public realm of formal and informal, spatial and non-spatial relationships.
This articles argues that the risks of artificial intelligence are insufficiently articulated in New Zealand government reports to date, and that there is an obligation for New Zealand government agencies to consider the deep questions involved.
Technologies are not neutral tools that emerge independently of society. According to Judy Wajcman, their design and use reflect as much as they shape the societies which invent them.
Professor Wajcman examines the way digital technologies have enabled us to complete tasks faster and...
Munich-based business, LaterPay, offers publishers and news consumers micropayments or IOU-for-the-Internet with a twist - readers only actually pay once they hit a total of 5 euros worth of reading. LaterPay keeps track of what you're reading, and takes a 15-25% cut (depending on volume...
Following a special workshop convened by the London School of Economics and Political Science's Media Policy Project on ‘Automation, Prediction and Digital Inequalities’, Tal Zarsky, Professor of Law at the University of Haifa, discusses some of the regulatory and policy implications that arise from companies’...
A complacent government could easily adopt a wait-and-see approach when it comes to the effects of technology on our economy, but a report from the Productivity Commission advocates what governments need to do to confront digital disruption - get out of its way, writes Jim...
This study investigates emerging roles in social media work across a range of professions and organisations, and the transforming media and communications environment associated with digital technologies, big data and social media platforms.