Comprehensive Publicly Funded Service, Free at the Point of Use, Remains a Policy Priority

television-tower-871949_1280Comprehensive Publicly Funded Service, Free at the Point of Use, Remains a Policy Priority

By  The Future of Television / Graham Murdock

http://futureoftv.org.uk/submissions-received/

12th April 2016

According to Graham Murdock (University of Loughborough), in a communications environment increasingly organised around digital networks, and with dominant players (such as Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple) based outside the UK, there is a compelling case for a digital commons and therefore an extension of the BBC’s public service remit.  In the UK, the BBC offers ‘the only effective institutional base for a comprehensive alternative to this corporate annexation of the internet’. Furthermore, as Murdock argues, there are series of issues such as the ecological impact of infrastructures, the open source movement, and internationalisation of networks, which all need to be taken into account in policy making processes. Read Murdock’s submission in full here.

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