This book by Chris Marsden on Net Neutrality is a must for both the specialist and the common reader. One of the rare books on the subject which puts Net Neutrality into the global context of communications, media and democracy and looks at it from a European and US perspective. Fascinating to read, thoroughly researched and testing the paths to the future of the Internet. --Herbert Ungerer, Recently, Deputy Director General of DG Competition in the European Commission
Chris Marsden maneuvers through the hype articulated by Network Neutrality advocates and opponents. He offers a clear-headed analysis of the high stakes in this debate about the Internet's future, and fearlessly refutes the misinformation and misconceptions that abound. --Professor Rob Freiden, Penn State University, USA
Net neutrality is currently the Internet's biggest political issue. Chris Marsden has carefully mapped out the legal, technical and economic subtleties of the debate, with global coverage of developments. This is an indispensable guide for policy makers, scholars and anyone who wants to understand how we can best protect consumer rights while ensuring continued investment in the high-speed Internet. --Dr Ian Brown, Senior Research Fellow, University of Oxford, UK
About the Author
Christopher T. Marsden is Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Essex and the Director the University's LLM in Information Technology, Media and E-commerce. He was the founding co-editor of the International Journal of Communications Law and Policy. His books include Convergence in European Digital TV Regulation (edited with S. Verhulst, Blackstone Press, 1999), Regulating the Global Information Society (Routledge, 2000), and Codifying Cyberspace: Self Regulation of Converging Media (with D. Tambini and D. Leonardi, Routledge 2008).