Draft Program Outline for the Third Meeting of the IGF in Hyderabad in Dec. 2008

By |April 7th, 2008|

Draft Program Outline for the Third Meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF)

Hyderabad, 3-6 December 2008

Introduction

This paper aims to provide an input into the open round of consultations on 13 May 2008 to discuss programme and agenda for the third meeting of the IGF in Hyderabad. It gives a first draft programme outline, focusing on […]

Statement of the IGF Dynamic Coalition on an Internet Bill of Rights at the IGF Consultations in Geneva

By |February 26th, 2008|

Our mission is as follows: Bring awareness and promote fundamental human and civil rights and liberties on the internet; Identify ways in which these rights and liberties can be translated on the Internet, and evaluate the applicability of existing legislation; Promote the addressing of issues of human and civil rights in policy-making proposals by all stakeholders; Promote the specification of how the existing rights can be applied and what they practically imply in the context of new ICT technologies; Identify ways in which new rights and principles deriving from the innovations caused by the Internet can be defined, agreed and promoted when necessary; Seek to identify measures for the protection and enforcement of these rights; Seek to engage the various stakeholders within the Coalition's mission and express the Coalition's interest to work with them....

Internet Governance Forum (IGF) Advisory Group Meeting Transcript: 27-28 February 2008

By |February 4th, 2008|

Internet Governance Forum OPEN consultations Geneva 26 February 2008

Note: The following is the output of the real-time captioning taken during the Open Consultations of 26 February 2008.

 

(Gavel)

>>CO-CHAIR DESAI:  Good morning. May I welcome you to Geneva for
these open consultations on the Internet Governance Forum. We have had a very
successful and, what most people thought, was […]

IP Justice Report on 2007 Internet Governance Forum (IGF)

By |November 19th, 2007|

Links to Audio, Video, and Photos of IGF-Rio. Where 2007 IGF Excelled: High Quality of Independently Organized Workshops, World-Class Technical Capabilities, Offline Interactions & Networking Opportunities; But: Human Rights & Controversy Avoided, Glaring Lack of Gender Balance & Youth Voices, Last' Year's Speakers ...

Robin Gross’ Remarks at IGF 2007 on Internet Bill of Rights

By |November 13th, 2007|

Today I’d like to address a few issues that are specifically relevant to the positive development of the Internet and a healthy information society. 1. Freedom of Expression Rights. 2. Access to Knowledge Rights. 3. Communication Rights. 4. Privacy Rights and Data Protection. 5. Anonymity. 6. Excessive and unbalanced intellectual property rights. 7. Open Technical Standards. 8. Democratic Values. I cannot emphasize enough that the enforcement of our existing legal rights is the first and most important step we can take to ensure human rights are protected in an information society of the future.....

IP Justice at Internet Governance Forum 2007 in Rio de Janeiro

By |November 8th, 2007|

IP Justice is proud to be involved with a number of different substantive discussions scheduled for the 2007 Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. The IGF is a United Nations conference bringing together various stakeholders such as government, civil society, and business to discuss issues related to Internet governance. IP Justice is either an organizer, speaker, or co-sponsor of the following IGF-Rio sessions, which will be held at the Windsor Barra Hotel in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil during the 2007 Internet Governance Forum (11-15 November 2007)....

Digital Education Workshop at the 2007 IGF-Rio

By |November 6th, 2007|

13 Nov 2007 at IGF-Rio: "The Digital Education and Information Policy Initiative: Towards the Development of Effective Exceptions to and Limitations on Copyright in the Realm of Digital Education"

A2K@IGF Dynamic Coalition Session at IGF-Rio 2007

By |November 3rd, 2007|

14 Nov. (16:30 - 18:00) - The public is welcome to attend the meeting of the Access to Knowledge and Freedom of Expression (A2K@IGF) Dynamic Coalition at the 2007 Internet Governance Forum (IGF). The A2K@IGF Dynamic Coalition session will include a series of presentations on the impact on access to knowledge and freedom of expression from unbalanced intellectual property rights in a digital environment.

Standards Edge Conference: Digital Inclusion – Accelerating Global Participation & Access Through ‘Open ICT Standards’

By |September 5th, 2007|

The ‘Standards Edge’ conference entitled Digital Inclusion: Accelerating Global Participation & Access through Open ICT Standards. The conference will take place on November 11, 2007, one day before the Internet Governance Forum, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

This conference is sponsored by Sun Microsystems and the Bolin Group. Invited sponsors include Red Hat, the Brazilian Presidency […]

A2K@IGF Dynamic Coalition Statement at IGF Open Consultation May 2007

By |May 23rd, 2007|

"... Build freedom of expression values into the laws and architectures that support online communication. The Internet was originally designed primarily for communication and educational purposes. The ability to communicate across the globe without any intermediary’s interference, to seek out desired knowledge, and freely associate with ideas and communities close to one’s heart, are at the core of what makes the Internet such a powerful tool for development. These specific early infrastructural design choices remain key to the Internet’s contribution as a global resource for knowledge and development. We can bridge the gap in the digital divide by continuing to design the Internet with these ends in mind, and implement technical protocols and public policy choices that encourage the Internet as a tool of unencumbered free expression and access to knowledge. If we choose anything other than an “Internet for Development”, we are building a wall that serves to widen the gap between those with a wealth of information at their fingertips and those starved for knowledge. ..."