International Communications Law: A Comparative Perspective
This one credit one week course will provide practical and detailed insight on telecommunications laws and policies and will also address how to compare national approaches in regards to key ICT issues and specific ICT laws. The course will provide a detailed overview of key global, regional and national issues relating to telecommunication and ICT policy, law and regulation. This course will also offer a comparative analysis of different national, regional and international laws and regulatory frameworks and invite students to compare regional, international and national approaches in regards to key issues in the sector. In this course we will look at how national telecommunications frameworks deal with common issues such as licensing, competition, universal access/service, access and interconnection as well issues regarding privacy, security and internet governance, and how this compares to and fits in with regional and international frameworks. Each lecture will provide an overview of each topic and compare the different ways that countries incorporate such principles in their communications frameworks.
Sofie Maddens, adjunct professor at AUWCL and head of Regulatory and Market Environment for the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Telecommunication Development Bureau, will teach the course.
Textbooks and Other Materials
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