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An event on 26th February positions AT&T and Google lobbyists taking the lead in a Brussels  seminar on net neutrality.

 

The event is timed to coincide with the Second Reading of the Telecoms Package,  where amendments promoted by AT&T, opposed to net neutrality, are under consideration in the Universal Services directive (Harbour report). Google is also reported to be touting amendments around the European Parliament. The Google  amendments are understood to be purveyed under the title of 'net neutrality' but they  may or may not be good for citizens' interests.

The event is organised by the European Newspaper Publishers Association (ENPA) and the European Federation of Magazine Publishers (FAEP), two voices so far unheard in the whole Telecoms  Package debate . The two groups represent national, regional and local newspaper and magazine publishers around Europe. It is curious why they want to get involved now.

ENPA opposed the copyright amendments in the Telecoms Package. On its website, it says: "we would resist 

and reject any attempt to regulate content by national or pan-European regulatory authorities, and by certain parts of the package relating to copyright - our fear being that certain measures intended to protect copyright could unintentionally conflict with the universal rights of freedom of expression and access to information. "

Please attribute: Monica Horten,  AT&T and Google step up net neutrality lobbying,    http://www.iptegrity.com. 12 February 2009.

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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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