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Public Policy Conference on Disruptive Technologies and Over-the-Top Services

Monday, April 27, 2015

National Press Club, Washington D.C.

Agenda (pdf)

The Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth at Northwestern Law presented a Public Policy Conference on Disruptive Technologies and Over-the-Top Services to be held at the National Press Club in Washington, DC on Monday, April 27, 2015. 

This conference is organized by Matthew L. Spitzer, Howard and Elizabeth Chapman Professor of Law and Director of the Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth at Northwestern University School of Law.

The goal of this conference is to provide a forum for economists, legal scholars, industry reps, and government regulators to engage in panel discussions on the issues surrounding the delivery of video entertainment and VOIP via over-the-top services.

Topics that were explored include:

  • Existing and future regulatory structures for ISPs, cable companies, and over-the-top services.
  • Vertical integration with entertainment studios
  • FCC Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: OTT video providers as multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs)
  • Mismatch with Legacy Regulatory, Antitrust and Taxation Systems
  • Privacy