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1 Overview: Convergence of Technologies – Television, Computer and the Internet WIPO – World Intellectual Property Organization Information Meeting on Technical and Legal Aspects of Broadcasting Raul Junqueiro, Member of the Council of Europe’s Convergence Panel Geneva, 4 November

2 CONVERGENCE CAUSES CONSEQUENCES Overview: Convergence of Technologies – Television, Computer and the Internet GUIDELINES FOR ACTION 2

3 CONVERGENCE 3

4 Convergence is: The capacity of users to manipulate information and communications of any format and kind from one single, common interface. 4

5 CONVERGENCE Convergence means: Integration of voice and data Building up of ICT, from the telecoms, media and IT industries Content run over different access platforms Convergence of terminal equipment 5

6 CONVERGENCE Convergence is leading to: Structural changes at the business, economic and social levels The placing of content production and aggregation at the center of ICT dynamics 6

7 CAUSES OF CONVERGENCE 7

8 Convergence results from structural changes: The Microcomputer Revolution The development of the World Wide Web and of e-commerce The Mobile Boom The blending of telecoms and IT with consumer electronics 8

9 CAUSES OF CONVERGENCE A new industry: Number of mobile sets is taking over that of fixed lines Data traffic is becoming dominant in fixed networks Broadcasting uses same infraestructure as private communications Radically new types of communications and of content distribution over the Internet (e.g. streaming, downloads) 9

10 CAUSES OF CONVERGENCE ICT’s reshaping still ongoing: The future: complete convergence Convergence is putting pressure on the local loop for broadbrand roll-out IMT-2000 (UMTS): the completion of the integration- convergence circle 10

11 CONSEQUENCES OF CONVERGENCE 11

12 CONSEQUENCES OF CONVERGENCE Convergence is and will be changing the way we live: A more individualistic and content-rich reality, for users An ongoing source of change, for professionals 12

13 CONSEQUENCES OF CONVERGENCE A shift in the ICT industry and in the basis for the wealth of nations: Neutrality of networks Content at the center of the ICT dynamics The Internet – a decentralized source of content, protocols and software ICT at the center of the economic dynamics A new State approach (info-inclusion, regulation, international cooperation) 13

14 CONSEQUENCES OF CONVERGENCE The virtual space has a global reach, leading to the need of a strengthened internacional cooperation 14

15 GUIDELINES FOR ACTION 15

16 GUIDELINES FOR ACTION The protection of intellectual property and the new media: Technical protection, yes But with effective international legal protection and enforcement 16

17 Geneva, 4 November 2002 THE END


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