chapter  9
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The mobile commons? Open networked cultures beyond the politics of code

The politics of spectrum have always underpinned questions about the media, and while spectrum policy is as important as ever for television and radio stations, the 2000s have presented the world with a chance to seize new capacity through digital systems. This chance is only open to developing countries if the law permits at least some unlicensed access to spectrum – access without a fee and without advance permission.