Iptegrity.com is the website of Dr Monica Horten, Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

I am an author and policy analyst specialising  in Internet governance & European  policy. I have a particular interest in human rights issues, and I have written extensively on the balance between freedom of expression, privacy  and copyright.  I have served as an  independent expert on the Council of Europe Committee on Cross-border flow of Internet traffic and Internet Freedoms, and have  been involved in the   Programmatic Co-operation Framework for  Ukraine, Moldova & Georgia, as well as other UNDP and EU-funded projects in the Caucasus. My latest book 'The Closing of the Net' deals with the power politics and lobbying of the Internet corporations. I have written two other books.

I am available for training and  consultancy projects, and speaking engagements. Please contact me if you have a project or event you would like to discuss.

This website, Iptegrity began as an online cv with a blog, but the blog grew exponentially and consistently  serves 100,000- 200,000 page views per month.

 Iptegrity offers analysis of  European Internet governance policy, including privacy and copyright.  IP is Internet Protocol and IP is Intellectual Property - hence the name. Integrity is, of course, a quality we would like to see in politics. Using an innovative, cross-disciplinary approach,  Iptegrity provides insights into online content  and  copyright policies and  related sub-issues such as platform accountability, net neutrality, IPR enforcement, and Internet blocking.  Iptegrity has  a core readership among the Brussels policy community.  Its fans include  lawyers, academics, policy-makers and citizens, and it has been  is cited in the  media (see Media Quotes for examples).

From 2017, Iptegrity will also cover aspects of Britain's exit from the European Union (Brexit). I will focus on the process. My research methodology analyses policy changes through the lens of the political processes, and seeks to understand the influencing factors by analysing the actors and shapers operating in policy venues and initiatives. It is transferrable from the topics I have previously researched, into the Brexit sphere. 

My book A Copyright Masquerade: How Corporate Lobbying Threatens Online Freedoms was published by Zed Books in 2013. My first book The Copyright Enforcement Enigma - Internet politics and the 'Telecoms Package'  was published in December 2011  by Palgrave Macmillan.  I  have been an invited speaker  at  conferences around Europe.

My academic papers, as well as the papers which published here on Iptegrity.com, have been cited by scholars worldwide. See  Berkman Center for Internet & Society (2011) Rethinking Music (footnote 74) for example. I have presented a number of conferences on Net Neutrality and  Copyright - see My Presentations for examples. I am a journalist by training, and have written on telecoms, Internet and computing for many years. My  portfolio of published work includes The Daily Telegraph, The Financial Times, The Australian, and a large number of IT and telecoms trade publications.  See Published Work for examples.

In   September 2010, I successfully defended my  PhD thesis - entitled The Political Battle for Online Content in the European Union  -  with no corrections, having  researched my PhD at  the University of Westminster .  I have a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Australian National University (ANU), a Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing and a Masters Degree with Distinction in Communications Policy from the University of Westminster.

Iptegrity.com  does not receive funding from any organisations and is entirely produced by me.


Iptegrity.com  is released under a Creative Commons non-commercial  licence.  I am grateful to those who have referenced it, and would respectfully ask you to acknowledge me with the correct citation. If you would like to use any of my articles commercially,  please contact me.