This report has been commissioned by the German states and gives an overview of the problems of the current legal system, which is confronted with the reality of media convergence. Not only does this affect legal regulations of the federal states, but also legal regulations of the federal government. Solutions for coordination and cooperation are needed in order to resolve conflicts. The problems discussed in the report are based on the current legal situation. In order to provide possible solutions for the 2016 Bund-Länder-Commission, relevant decisions by courts and authorities were analysed, empirical studies were factored in and an industry survey regarding convergence was evaluated.
The complete report is published in the series “Working Papers of the Hans-Bredow-Institut” [Arbeitspapiere des Hans-Bredow-Instituts], no. 30. (pdf for download). Furthermore, the report is the topic of episode 5 of the BredowCast.
RP1 - Transformation of Public Communication
Rundfunkkommission der Länder