The Digital Media Project

 

Source

Martin Springer

Title

TRU #58 to choose the delivery system

No.

040303springer01

 

Name:

Martin Springer

Affiliation/additional information:

Active Contributor, Luebeck, Germany

Date submitted:

2004/03/03

 

#

Criteria

Description

1.

Name of TRU

TRU to choose the delivery system

2.

Summary description of TRU

To use services independently of the connectivity provider

3.

Use records of TRU

Throughout history people could (more or less) choose the delivery systems (e.g. networks) they use for services, for example:

  • Television and radio broadcast:
    • Terrestrial network
    • Satellite network
    • Broadband cable network

  • Voice communication:
    • Meeting room
    • Intercom
    • Ham radio
    • Fixed line phone network
    • Mobile phone network

4.

Nature of TRU

Both customary and legally supported (regulation, competition).

5.

Benefits of TRU

The benefit for users is obvious: the ability to choose from a range of delivery systems is a pre-condition for the free flow of information, freedom of choice for consumers, media pluralism and cultural diversity. The user's independence of the technology for connectivity accounts for competition and economical growth of the media industry.
The freedom to choose the delivery system would likely also have benefits to Right-holders and Middlemen offering content for financial gain or the accomplishment of worthy projects.

6.

Possible digital support

  • open standards and specifications for delivery systems

7.

Requirements

  • Content agnostic delivery systems [1]
  • Common carrier obligations

8.

References

[1] - DMM P3 - Deployment of broadband access