Eli Noam on a “Third Way” for Spectrum Regulation
March 19th, 2003

Is the electromagnetic spectrum a form of property to be auctioned to the highest bidder, as the FCC and current license-holders claim? Or is it a commons as “open spectrum” advocates such as Yochai Benkler, Lawrence Lessig, and David Reed claim? Eli Noam, who has been recognized for decades as a thoughtful analyst of telecommunication regulation, proposes a “third way” in this Financial Times column

(Via Lessig News)

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1 - Kevin Russell

Although more “opensource” leaning, this compromise would appear to benefit both the entrepreneur and philantropist, in the near forceable future, barring the unimaginable; a sea change of thinking, particualarly with embedded commercial and military lobby interests.