I am a writer and policy analyst specialising in the Internet, copyright and civil liberties issues.
My book The Copyright Enforcement Enigma - Internet politics and the 'Telecoms Package' was published in December 2011 by Palgrave Macmillan. Click through the link for more information, including a contents list.
I have just delivered the manuscript of my new book to the publishers (February 2013). The book is also on copyright politics, focussing on the influence of corporate lobbying. More details will be posted on this site as soon as they are available.
I have more than five years' worth of research on file in the specialist area of Internet policy, copyright and civil liberties. I am available for speaking engagements, conference presentations and any other research or consultancy projects. Please contact me if you would like to discuss further.
I am happy to say that I successfully defended my PhD thesis - entitled The Political Battle for Online Content in the European Union - on 7 September 2010, with no corrections I researched my PhD at the University of Westminster Communications and Media Research Institute (CAMRI), where I was a self-funded student. I am currently a member of a Brussels working group on Internet policy and 'freedoms'. I have presented aspects of my research in Berlin, Washington. Barcelona and Brussels, including in the European Parliament. The details of these presentations are in the pages under 'Presentations'. I've written two papers based on my PhD research, published by the American University, Washington College of Law and JIPITEC (see Published Work).
I have a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Australian National University (ANU), and a Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing. In 2006, I obtained a Masters Degree with Distinction, in Communications Policy, from the University of Westminster.
I have a long and varied career behind me. Some readers may remember me from my days as an IT and telecoms journalist, reporting on matters that are now regarded as 'historical', such as the liberalisation of UK telecoms in the 1980s. I've been able to retrieve some of my old articles, and you will see them in the pages under 'Published Work'. I'm delighted to say that my first published work as an academic writer also appears in this section.
I launched iptegrity.com at the end of 2007 as an online cv with a blog. The blog has been more successful than I imagined. My blog gets up to 20,000 page viewsevery month, and it has built iptegrity.com into a publication which is influential in policy circles. It iis read in Europe, the US, Russia, Japan and Australia. Articles on iptegrity.com have even inspired questions in the European Parliament!
Iptegrity.com is cited by academics and scholars - see ' My Citations,' and by media - see 'Media Quotes'.
Iptegrity.com does not receive funding from any organisations and is entirely produced by me. It is released free of charge. I am grateful to those who have referenced it, and would respectfully ask everyone who benefits from it to acknowledge my work with a citation, including my name, the site name and a back-link. It is only by giving such acknowledgements that the idea of a "Commons" can have any meaning.
If you would like to use any of the material commercially, or in the course of your business, please contact me.