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The Copyright Enforcement Enigma: Internet Politics and the 'Telecoms Package' Hardcover – 22 Nov 2011


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Dr Monica Horten is a Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She writes the influential IPtegrity blog on European Internet and copyright policy - http://www.iptegrity.com - attracting an international readership including academics, lawyers and policy-makers. She has a long track record as a writer on telecommunications and Internet matters, and has written for the Daily Telegraph and the Financial Times. Her extensive portfolio includes articles on telecoms and mobile phone markets, and the Internet. Dr Horten researched her PhD at the University of Westminster from 2007-2010. She holds an Masters degree with distinction in Communications Policy, a postgraduate diploma in marketing (DiP M), and a Bachelor of Arts from the Australian National University. In January 2014, she was nominated as an independent expert to the Council of Europe's 'Committee of experts on cross-border flow of Internet traffic and Internet freedom' (MSI-INT).

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'This excellent work of scholarship chronicles one of the most important battles over Internet governance ever fought: the attempt by copyright interests to use European Telecommunications law to conscript network operators into enforcing their rights. Dr Horten navigates through the complex proceedings without losing sight of the larger issues.'
- Milton L. Mueller, Professor, Syracuse University School of Information Studies Internet Governance Project, USA

'In this page-turner Monica Horten maps out in lively detail how copyright enforcement and fundamental rights became hotly debated topics during the review of the European telecommunication directives. Making use of a wide range of documents, she paints an unusually detailed picture of how lobbying forces influence European regulation.'
- Nico A.N.M. van Eijk, Professor, Institute for Information Law (IViR) University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands

'Whether one is interested in the future of the Internet, how copyright policy is made, or how Europe's political institutions really function, Monica Horten's careful telling of the struggle between corporate copyright owners and advocates for an open Internet during the making of 21st century telecoms policy in Europe is a must read.'
- Michael W. Carroll, Professor of Law and Director, Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property, American University, Washington College of Law, USA

'This is a welcome contribution to the development of EU telecommunications and copyright policies showing how they have been shaped by national responses to industry lobbying over piracy. The author shows how networks, comprising of industry, politicians and key figures, were able to influence the policy preferences of the European Commission, European Parliament and public campaigning. The book shows a sophisticated understanding of the history of EU policy-making.'
- Alison Harcourt, Jean Monnet Chair, Department of Politics, University of Exeter, UK
 
'...a must read for those interested in knowing in depth about copyright enforcement and Internet.' -Journal of Intellectual Property Rights

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Explores the case of the EU Telecoms Package, an attempt to amend telecoms law to enable copyright enforcement on the Internet.

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