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Transmit/disrupt: why does illegal broadcasting continue to thrive in the age of spectrum liberalisation?

Schlosberg, Justin (2011) Transmit/disrupt: why does illegal broadcasting continue to thrive in the age of spectrum liberalisation? The Radio Journal: International Studies in Broadcast and Audio Media 9 (1), pp. 7-24. ISSN 1476-4504.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1386/rjao.9.1.7_1

Abstract

This research examines the systemic factors that perpetuate illegal broadcasting in London. It is primarily based on interviews conducted with relevant policy-makers, lobbyists and activists between May and August 2009. Findings were contextualized by secondary data and documents sourced in part through applications under the Freedom of Information Act. The research finds that illegal broadcasting plays a key role in the value chain of production within the urban music industry and that current digital radio policy is unlikely to reduce its prevalence. Illegal broadcasting is becoming an increasingly marginalized issue in regulatory discourse and there is a growing emphasis on enforcement at the expense of licensing alternatives. The research also uncovers significant aspects of 'informal' policy-making in respect of illegal broadcasting, raising question marks over the transparency and accountability of the policy process.

Item Type: Article
Keyword(s) / Subject(s): policy, regulation, illegal broadcasting, piracy, licensing, urban music
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Arts > Film, Media and Cultural Studies
Depositing User: Mr Justin Schlosberg
Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2012 14:14
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2014 11:17
URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/5487

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