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The WTO, the Internet and trade in digital products : EC-US perspectives / Sacha Wunsch-Vincent.

Author/Creator:
Wunsch-Vincent, Sacha, author.
Publication:
Oxford [England] ; Portland, Oregon : Hart Publishing, 2006.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (328 p.)
Edition:
1st ed.
Series:
Studies in International Trade Law
Studies in international trade law
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Subjects:
Digital media -- Law and legislation.
Digital media.
Electronic commerce -- Government policy.
Foreign trade regulation.
World Trade Organization.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
"The rapid development of the Internet has led to a growing potential for electronic trade in digital content like movies, music and software. As a result, there is a need for a global trade framework applicable to such digitally-delivered content products. Yet, digital trade is currently not explicitly recognised by the trade rules and obligations of the World Trade Organization (WTO). This study provides a complete analysis of the related challenges in the ongoing WTO Doha Negotiations to remedy this state of affairs. It elaborates on the required measures in the multilateral negotiations to achieve market access for digital content and examines the obstacles that lie on the path to reach consensus between the United States and the European Communities. Negotiation parameters analysed include the current US and EC regulatory approach to audiovisual and information society services and the evolution of their applicable trade policy jurisdiction. Finally, this examination takes stock of how the Doha Negotiations and parallel US-driven preferential trade agreement have so far contributed to securing free trade in digital content. As new technologies are an increasingly prominent source of trade dispute, this book is an assessment of how WTO Members can maintain the relevance of the multilateral trade framework in a changing technological and economic environment."--Bloomsbury Publishing.
Contents:
Introduction
Part One: The WTO Negotiation Context
Part Two: Requirements for Free Trade in Digitally-Delivered Content Products
Part Three: Internal US and EC Negotiation Parameters
Part Four: Outcomes of the Doha Round and US-Driven Preferential Trade Negotiations
Annex
Bibliography
Index.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Electronic reproduction. London : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2014. Available via World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreement.
Includes bibliographical references (pages [265]-288) and index.
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ISBN:
1-4725-6353-0
1-280-80105-0
9786610801053
1-84731-219-5
OCLC:
181845764
Publisher Number:
10.5040/9781472563538 doi