This course deals with the international aspects of communications industries and information flows. It provides tools and analysis for several media: film production and distribution; TV, cable and satellite; print and online publishing; global telecom and mobile networks; and broadband Internet. It covers such global topics as e-commerce; storage technology and music; transformation of old media; and entertainment law and intergovernmental regulatory policy; trade in copyrights and patents; privacy protection and international information flows. In terms of the format, the course provides lectures, cases and invited experts. Lectures are available online in video, audio and text formats, enabling off-site study.
For more information about this course, the professor, the lectures, the schedule, the requirements, the guest lecturers and the readings, visit the course Web site.
Professor Noam focuses on the economics, management, and policy of media, Internet, and communications, both in America and around the world. He served as New York State's Public Service Commissioner, regulating the telecommunications and energy industries, and on the White House Presidential Board on information technology. His 30 books and over 400 articles cover telecom, film, TV, internet, e-finance, e-commerce and IT.