Chris Marsden is a legal academic and Director, IT/Media/E-commerce LL.M. Program  at the University of Essex School of Law.

The following quotes are from his blog: http://chrismarsden.blogspot.com 

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

3rd Reading 15 December - or is it?

"Monica Horten as usual is first with the news on the Package - it appears that it must go to Conciliation on 12 June at the Telecoms Council, but there is a rumour that only Amendment 138 - on user rights and 3 strikes - will go."

 

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Monica Horten provides the new text on Universal Service

As ever, its really up to the NRAs to decide how much they want to introduce transparency and police ISP information, with references put in on co- and self-regulation, but this is apparently what the law will look like (red represents amendments by IMCO Committee):

 

  Monday, January 26, 2009

Euro Parliament and AT&T: fixing the net neutrality debate

The lobbyists on behalf of the incumbents are out in force, commissioning studies and building coalitions such as "Net Confidence" (sic). The invaluable Monica Horten (whose PhD may be a blockbuster for policy wonks) reports that AT&T is its guiding light, that Globecon's study is being spotlit, and that the rejected amendments are back as 'compromises' (sic again), placing responsibility on ISPs only to report (self-regulated) restrictions on service: