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International Media Business

Spring 2009 MBA Course

B8599-007: International Media Business

W - Full Term, 02:15PM to 05:30PM
Location: URI 140

Instructor: Eli Noam


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.