Alexander Scheuer
Download
1 / 8

Child Safety and Mobile Phones - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 277 Views
  • Updated On :

Alexander Scheuer Safer Internet Forum “Child Safety and Mobile Phones” 14 June 2005 Luxembourg Institut für Europäisches Medienrecht Institut du Droit Européen des Médias Institute of European Media Law Saarbrücken / Brüssel Child Safety and Mobile Phones Alexander Scheuer Agenda

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about 'Child Safety and Mobile Phones' - adamdaniel


An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
Slide1 l.jpg

Alexander Scheuer

Safer Internet Forum

“Child Safety and Mobile Phones”

14 June 2005 Luxembourg

Institut für Europäisches MedienrechtInstitut du Droit Européen des MédiasInstitute of European Media LawSaarbrücken / Brüssel


Child safety and mobile phones l.jpg
Child Safety and Mobile Phones

Alexander Scheuer

Agenda

1. Legal background

2. Approaches towards regulating content on/via mobiles

3. Aims and principles of co-regulation

4. Some examples

Preliminary remarks

  • Protection of minors - here: against harmful content

    • content vs. ‘marketing’

    • harmful vs. illegal

  • Focus on ‘(audio-)visual’ content (incl. websites), not on games, etc.

Safer Internet Forum

“Child Safety and Mobile Phones”

14 June 2005 Luxembourg


Child safety and mobile phones3 l.jpg
Child Safety and Mobile Phones

Alexander Scheuer

1. Legal background

1.1 EC level

  • Transport of signals considered as “electronic communications service”

  • Infrastructure available for delivery to mobile devices are “electronic communications networks”

  • Content issues not dealt with under Communications Package of 2002

  • TwF Directive applicable? - similar considerations as for web-casting/streaming of TV programmes

  • Otherwise: information society service (eCommerce Directive) or else (eg radio - unregulated)

  • Recommendation 98/560/EC and 2005/... (?)

    1.2 National level

  • Generally, no specific legislation in place

  • Either existing legislation for converging media, or traditional approaches (broadcasting vs press vs internet), or horizontally applicable legislation

Safer Internet Forum

“Child Safety and Mobile Phones”

14 June 2005 Luxembourg


Child safety and mobile phones4 l.jpg
Child Safety and Mobile Phones

Alexander Scheuer

2. Approaches towards regulating content on/via mobiles

2.1 Content on/for mobiles

Arguments:

  • Technologically neutral approach: content matters!

  • Not comparable to TV: technology matters!

  • Most similar to Internet: mode of usage matters!

    2.2 Content via mobiles

    Arguments:

  • Regulation as for the webpages should apply

  • Division of Responsibility:

    - Internet service provider or mobile operator?

    - content service provider?

    - intermediaries?

    - Parents?

    2.3 Regulating at all?

  • To date little/no activity by the state

  • Industry-action on voluntary (?) basis dominant

Safer Internet Forum

“Child Safety and Mobile Phones”

14 June 2005 Luxembourg


Child safety and mobile phones5 l.jpg
Child Safety and Mobile Phones

Alexander Scheuer

3. Aims and principles of co-regulation

3.1 Aims

  • Safeguarding public policy objectives

  • Finding the right balance between state legislation/regulation and responsibility of providers

  • More flexibility, taking advantage of skills within the industry (and other stakeholders)

    3.2 Principles

  • State sets (general) legal framework

  • State maintains “fallback” competencies

  • Non-state bodies have some/sufficient room for manoeuvre, in particular through adopting rules, handling cases and (possibly) applying sanctions (effective enforcement)

  • Non-state bodies are recognised by industry

    3.3 Research

    Ongoing study “Co-regulatory measures in the media” by HBI and EMR for DG Information Society and Media

  • Interim Report published (europa .../comm/avpolicy)

  • 2nd Workshop in autumn/winter 2005: presentation of Draft Final Report

Safer Internet Forum

“Child Safety and Mobile Phones”

14 June 2005 Luxembourg


Child safety and mobile phones6 l.jpg
Child Safety and Mobile Phones

Alexander Scheuer

3. Aims and principles of co-regulation (cont.)

3.4. Protection of Minors and Mobile Media

  • General:

    • Building on existing tools

    • ‘Trans-control’

  • Specific:

    • Rating

    • Content description/Labeling

    • Technical protective measures

    • Watershed ?

    • Enhancing parental control

Safer Internet Forum

“Child Safety and Mobile Phones”

14 June 2005 Luxembourg


Child safety and mobile phones7 l.jpg
Child Safety and Mobile Phones

Alexander Scheuer

4. Some examples

4.1 Italy

  • Code of conduct for the offer of surcharged services and the protection of minors

  • Assisted by AGCOM deliberation: duty to provide information to customers

    4.2 UK

  • IMCB - Mobile Classification Body

  • UK Code of Practice for self-regulation of new forms of content on mobiles

  • Specific content on/for mobile devices: classification

  • Content accessed via mobiles: provision of filtering

    4.3 Ireland

  • Registration of 3G mobile phones

  • Content labeling and filtering

Safer Internet Forum

“Child Safety and Mobile Phones”

14 June 2005 Luxembourg


Child safety and mobile phones8 l.jpg
Child Safety and Mobile Phones

Alexander Scheuer

Conclusion

  • Protection of minors necessary, also for European and national (constitutional) law reasons: positive obligation for the EC/member states

  • New environment

    • for broadcasters/content service providers because of ia different business models

    • for mobile operators due to traditionally different experiences with regulation

    • for the different players when interaction is needed

    • for regulators (both state and non-state) in view of new challenges

    • for all in terms of cooperation on different national and international levels

  • Strive to find the right ‘mix’ of ensuring compliance with public policy objectives and the necessary degree of regulation in order to achieve a level playing field and to enable a healthy growth of new services!

Safer Internet Forum

“Child Safety and Mobile Phones”

14 June 2005 Luxembourg


ad