Law in the Internet Society
-- StephanieLim - 22 Oct 2008

Introduction: Background

Historical context of WhiteSpaces in broadcasting, Safire's "Spectrum Squatters"

Current Situation

WhiteSpaces debate in present context, mobile devices

October 12, 2006 authorizes low-power wireless devices temporary use of the white spaces, as broadcasters abandon the spectrum in the switch to digital February 18, 2009.

Proponents and Opponents The White Spaces Coalition is full of corporate interests, but there are a number of consumer advocacy groups in favor of white spaces as well. Debate with short-range wireless microphones operating without a license.

"Proof of Concept" paradigm

Copyright, innovation, and fear-mongering


Lack of expertise in policy arena



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r1 - 22 Oct 2008 - 23:58:57 - StephanieLim
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