Current media regulations date back to the analog age. At that time, it was the task of the legislator to protect the then-imperiled diversity in public and private radio broadcasting on the basis of the Interstate Broadcasting Agreement as transmitter frequencies were limited. Meanwhile, citizens encounter a limitless variety of offers concerning media and opinions due to new distribution technologies.
Thus, the best possible use of the potential for innovation and growth in the creative industry must be the main idea of modern media regulation. In doing so, youth protection standards, copyrights and the protection of privacy must be respected. The Roundtable Media Policy PDF (445 KB), which was established during the Munich Media Days in 2012, is a significant source of inspiration for the new composition of media policy.