International approaches to audiovisual content regulation: A comparative analysis of the regulatory frameworks
This occasional paper provides a comparative analysis of audiovisual content regulation in selected jurisdictions. It examines the legislative framework, regulatory approach and institutional arrangements for audiovisual content regulation in the European Union, United Kingdom, Germany, Canada and the United States. Some contextual information on the Australian framework is included.
This paper aims to inform the ACMA’s regulatory development activities and to contribute to discussions about possible models for content regulation in Australia in a converged and digital media and communications environment.
The paper ‘International approaches to audiovisual content regulation: A comparative analysis of the regulatory frameworks’ is one in a series of occasional papers exploring current issues in regulation. The ACMA’s occasional papers form part of its ongoing research program.