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Old dogs and new tricks: why the content industries are the real pirates

28.05.2008 

by Ian Scales  

"According to Monica Horten, PhD researcher in EU communications policy at the University of Westminster, the EU is effectively in stealth-mode but is banging the legal building blocks into place so it can introduce its own EU-level three strikes rule. "

"The general theory is that these moves are all coming from the same school of thought, and likely to have been lobbied for by the same groups," says Horten. "In the EU those include the MPA (Motion picture association), IFPI (recording industry trade group), and the French cultural industry - groups such as Vivendi, and the SACD which is an author's group representing film producers."

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Iptegrity in brief

 

Iptegrity.com is the website of Dr Monica Horten. I’ve been analysing analysing digital policy since 2008. Way back then, I identified how issues around rights can influence Internet policy, and that has been a thread throughout all of my research. I hold a PhD in EU Communications Policy from the University of Westminster (2010), and a Post-graduate diploma in marketing. I am on the Advisory Council of the Open Rights Group.  I’ve served as an independent expert on the Council of Europe  Committee on Internet Freedoms, and was involved in a capacity building project in Moldova, Georgia, and Ukraine. For more, see About Iptegrity

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