The Closing of the Net  "original and valuable"  Times Higher Education

I have written another  briefing paper on the Telecoms package. Called The Telecoms Package and ‘3 strikes’ – voluntary cooperation to restrict downloads ,  the paper argues that the  EU  is recommending 'voluntary' agreements between ISPs and right-holders for  copyright enforcement. The nature of these agreements can be interpreted from the ongoing written communications put forward by rights-holders, indicating 3-strikes measures and filtering. 

 You can read it here. I have amended my paper of 21 July to include the change to Annex 1, Point 19 of the Authorisation Directive- click here to download the pdf.

You are free to use it or quote from it, provided you attribute it to the author.








The Copyright Enforcement Enigma tells the story of the 2009 Telecoms Package and how the copyright industries tried to hijack it.

'accurate and absorbing account of the story of the Telecoms Package' -Journal of International Commercial Law and Technology

'...a must read for those interested in knowing in depth about copyright enforcement and Internet.' -Journal of Intellectual Property Rights.  

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The Copyright Enforcement Enigma - Internet Politics and the ‘Telecoms Package’

by Monica Horten

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