nep-cul New Economics Papers
on Cultural Economics
Issue of 2022‒12‒19
two papers chosen by
Roberto Zanola
Università degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale

  1. An analysis of the content-neutrality approach in European audiovisual market regulation. The case of potential harmful content for minors By Arcos, MTeresa; Feijóo, Claudio

  1. By: Arcos, MTeresa; Feijóo, Claudio
    Abstract: Boundaries set between legacy audiovisual and digital content services are blurring nowadays. However, the legal framework applicable to those services is still rather different to such an extent it is recognized as divergent, particularly regarding the liability regime of the service providers. Among the examples of these distinct regimes, the protection for minors with access to potentially harmful content regarding their moral and mental growth is used in the paper to analyse the lack of coherence in the legal treatment of audiovisual content, in the EUin particular. From the analysis, the paper concludes that the Digital Services Act, as the latest step in theevolution of the legal framework for the digital services in the EU still seems unable to restore the required level of coherence and level the playing field for audiovisual content. and, therefore, lacks content-neutrality from the perspective of technology used for the distribution of content. Therefore, the paper foresees that more legislative initiatives will be needed to avoid the negative effects of the difficulties of existing audiovisual legislative framework enforcement and perceived lack of trust in law.
    Keywords: digital services regulation,audiovisual regulation,neutrality,content-neutrality,technology-neutrality European audiovisual market,Digital Single Market,liability intermediaries,AVSMD,DSA,harmful content,minors
    Date: 2022
  2. By: , Dzar
    Abstract: “Wayang” is included in a physical form, that's because “wayang” is a cultural object in a concrete physical form, “wayang” is one of the original cultures from Indonesia, to be precise from the island of Java which has been ingrained as the identity of the Javanese. From here a problem arises regarding the preservation of the “wayang kulit” culture, besides that it is also necessary to know how this “wayang kulit” can become an interesting culture and we also have to know why we need to preserve the “wayang kulit” culture. In this study, I used a qualitative research method with a descriptive approach and data collection techniques using questionnaires, interviews, and observations. So the result of this research is that today's teenagers are still quite interested and know about “wayang kulit” culture and they also have a desire to try to participate in the preservation of “wayang kulit” culture so that later this shadow puppet can always exist and be remembered as Indonesia's original culture.
    Date: 2022–06–19

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