Videos from Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Athens, Greece
30 October – 2 November 2006

IGF Workshop on “Open Standards”
2 November 2006

The Social and Political Implications of Open Standards
06:37

Laura DeNardis, Visiting Fellow at the Information Society Project at Yale Law School explores the ability of Open Standards to promote the public interest at the UN Internet Governance Forum in Athens, Greece during the Open Standards Workshop.

Why Open Standards Matter
00:58

James Love, Director of CPTech discusses why Open Standards are important to innovation online at the UN Internet Governance Forum in Athens, Greece during the Open Standards workshop.

The Public Need for Open Standards
01:59
Laura DeNardis, Visiting Fellow at the Information Society Project at Yale Law School discusses how a lack of Open Standards impeded public access to governmental services following Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans and also in Thailand following the Tsunami. This presentation took place at the UN Internet Governance Forum in Athens, Greece during the Open Standards Workshop.

Brazilian Government Promotes Open Standards
00:31
Georg Greve, President of the Free Software Foundation Europe discusses how the Brazilian government promotes the use of Open Standards to empower public access to public information at the UN Inernet Governance Forum in Athens, Greece during the Open Standards Workshop.

De Facto Standards = Monopoly
01:04
Georg Greve, President of the Free Software Foundation Europe discusses how proprietary standards with large market share impede interoperability and innovation at the UN Internet Governance Forum in Athens, Greece during the Open Standards Workshop.

DRM’s Disable User Control
00:22

Georg Greve, President of the Free Software Foundation Europe discusses how DRM’s disempower and disable user control at the UN Internet Governance Forum in Athens, Greece during the Open Standards Workshop.

Soverign Data
01:09
Georg Greve, President of the Free Software Foundation Europe discusses how Governmental use of proprietary software impedes the public’s ability to access public information over extended periods of time at the UN Internet Governance Forum in Athens, Greece during the Open Standards Workshop.

When Governments Become Agents of Monopolization
00:40
Georg Greve, President of the Free Software Foundation Europe discusses how Governmental use of proprietary software creates a de-facto user base for a private company, forcing the public to use private software to access public information at the UN Internet Governance Forum in Athens, Greece during the Open Standards Workshop.

Designing DRM’s to Promote Access to Knowledge (A2K)
00:53
James Love, Director of CPTech discusses how DRM’s must be designed to minimize injury to the public’s rights to Access Knowledge at the UN Internet Governance Forum in Athens, Greece during the Open Standards workshop.

Governmental Migrations to Open Standards
00:28
Susan Struble from IT Standardization and Strategy at Sun Microsystems explores how Governments can move towards Open Standards to promote public access to public information at the UN Internet Governance Forum in Athens, Greece during the Open Standards workshop.

Is RAND Compatible with the Digital Age?
01:16

Susan Struble from IT Standardization and Strategy at Sun Microsystems explores the RAND standard (Reasonable and Non Discriminatory) practice of licensing in the Digital Age at the UN Internet Governance Forum in Athens, Greece during the Open Standards workshop.
Open Standards = Public Interest vs Private Profit
00:46
James Love, Director of CPTech discusses why Open Standards are essential to protecting the public’s access to public information at the UN Internet Governance Forum in Athens, Greece during the Open Standards workshop.
Rebooting Closed Standards
00:34
Susan Struble from IT Standardization and Strategy at Sun Microsystems explains how open standards promote ubiquitous access to knowledge at the UN Internet Governance Forum in Athens, Greece during the Open Standards workshop.

Open Standards Promote Access to Knowledge
00:22

Susan Struble from IT Standardization and Strategy at Sun Microsystems explains how Open Standards promote the public interest at the UN Internet Governance Forum in Athens, Greece during the Open Standards workshop.