This Article's examination of the development of the international system of information exchange limits its inquiry to transnational transport of computer generated and machine readable digital data via electronic transmission. This definition includes voice,image, characters, and other symbols transported by satellite, microwave, cable, or conventional radio in a converged digital bitstreams that does not discriminate between types of communications services. These delivery systems now are called integrated services digital networks (ISDNs) The last part of the Article examines the legal environment in which these networks currently are developing.
Anne W. Branscomb,
Global Governance of Global Networks: A Survey of Transborder Data Flow in Transition,
36 Vanderbilt Law Review
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