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Conference „Divergent Order in Convergence?“

On 8 June 2006, the Hans Bredow Institute cooperated with the Alcatel-Lucent Foundation in organising a conference on the topic „Divergent Order in Convergence?“ at the University of Hamburg. The conference’s point of departure was the circumstance that digitalisation of the media has come a long way and that provides in principle the opportunity to distribute content by almost all channels and platforms. Concepts like Triple-Play, which were not much more than phantoms at conferences over the last few years have become products for purchase or, as with mobile television, at least technically realisable options. Already in 1997, the EU Commission had posed the question in its Green Paper on „Convergence” as to what the merging of previously separate media and telecommunications markets means for the policy frameworks in the member states. The conference made an interim assessment of the German situation: following an overview of law, economy and technology „after the convergence” came talks and panels with researchers and practitioners on the changes to content production and distribution. Finally, experts described the consequences for the affected areas in the law. As the management of convergence also represents a regulatory task, a panel on the topic of coordinating commerce and the regulatory authorities formed the last part of the event.

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