[Air-L] Net neutrality book and talk: Brussels 18 March

chris marsden ctmarsden at yahoo.co.uk
Sat Feb 13 04:45:29 PST 2010

May be of interest?

BOOK TITLE: Net Neutrality: Towards a Co-Regulatory Solution (2010, Bloomsbury Academic) Christopher T. Marsden, also Creative Commons download from http://bit.ly/buQqi7 - anyone can download, remix and repost the file (CC 3.0 licence - Non-commercial Remix).

Chris Marsden argues for a 'Middle Way' on net neutrality, a problem of consumer and media policy without easy answers that cannot be left to self-regulated market actors. 'Net neutrality is the subject of regulatory decisions in Canada and the United States, and legislation in the European Union, but the details of enforcement remain vague if not obscure. Based on his new book on the subject and those recent decisions, Chris Marsden argues that we should not entrench ‘Lex Monopolium’ at the expense of an open Internet, nor is the choice that drastic. Innovation and investment can be encouraged by relatively light touch co-regulatory transparency principles, backed up by a regulator with sufficient comprehension and research into the issues and sharp teeth to make a real political commitment to intervene where economic or social interests dictate. Network neutrality may be a slogan that covers many concerns about the future of the Internet, but it
 certainly provides an excellent platform to create this wider and better informed discussion.'

‘Fascinating to read, thoroughly researched and testing the paths to the future of the Internet.’
Dr Herbert Ungerer, Former Deputy Director General, DG COMP European Commission

During lunchtime on Thursday 18 March, Authors at Google are pleased to have Chris Marsden over to present his book on Net Neutrality.
If you want to attend, please register here<https://spreadsheets.google.com/a/google.com/viewform?hl=en&formkey=dHVUSEtnYkQxQldlWlRsMUp6QVJnSFE6MA>.

When: Thursday March 18, 12:30 - 13:30 hours CET (Sandwich lunch provided).
Where: Google Brussels, Chaussée D'Etterbeek 180 - Steenweg op Etterbeek 180, 2nd floor, 1040 Brussels

THE AUTHOR: Christopher T. Marsden is Senior Lecturer in Law, having joined the University of Essex in 2007. He was senior analyst at RAND Europe (2005-07), research manager at Oxford's Centre for Socio-Legal Studies (2004-05), Regulatory Director at MCI WorldCom UK Ltd (2001-02), and General Counsel of Shortmedia (2000-01). He has LLB 1989 and LLM 1994 from the London of School of Economics. He is Media Board Member, Society for Computers and Law; Editorial Board Member of the journal 'info' since 2003; and was Founding co-editor of the International Journal of Communications Law and Policy. He has been a Research Fellow at Harvard's Kennedy School, an Industrial Policy Fellow at Cambridge University's Computer Lab, 
 Mr Chris Marsden
Senior Lecturer in Communications Law
University of Essex
cmars at essex.ac.uk
Recent papers at SSRN Author page: 


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