Net Neutrality International: Towards a Co-Regulatory Solution?

7 Pages Posted: 30 Mar 2010 Last revised: 21 Apr 2013

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Christopher Marsden

Monash University - Faculty of Law; Monash University, Faculty of Law

Date Written: March 25, 2010


Marsden argues for a 'middle way' on net neutrality, a term that is used to cover a wide spectrum of questions about the future of the internet, and that is the focus of regulatory scrutiny and legislation in Canada, the US and Europe. Marsden asks whether 'Lex Monopolium' should be allowed to become entrenched at the expense of an open Internet, or whether innovation and investment can be encouraged by relatively light tough co-regulatory principles, backed up by a knowledgeable regulator with powers to intervene whenever economic or social concerns dictate.

Keywords: Network neutrality, Ofcom, CRTC, Norway, co-regulation, middle way

JEL Classification: K00, H41, K23, L13, L44, L96

Suggested Citation

Marsden, Christopher T., Net Neutrality International: Towards a Co-Regulatory Solution? (March 25, 2010). Available at SSRN: or

Christopher T. Marsden (Contact Author)

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