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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Telecommunications, International Regulation

Sabine von Schorlemer

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved.date: 20 May 2022

Regional co-operation — Internet — International organizations, practice and procedure

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law under the direction of Professor Anne Peters (2021–) and Professor Rüdiger Wolfrum (2004–2020). 

1 After Samuel Morse sent his first public message over a telegraph line between Washington and Baltimore on 24 May 1844, telegraphy became a service widely accessible to the public. At that time, telegraph lines were not cross-border, but managed by each country at a national level, which required a high number of interconnection arrangements for setting up international telegraph links.2 After a series of regional conventions had been set in place (Regional Co-operation), 20 European governments gathered in Paris on 17 May 1865 and agreed on the International...
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