Yale Law School’s Information Society Project Access to Knowledge Conference (A2K2)

By |April 27th, 2007|

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Full Transcript of IGF Open Consultations in Geneva (13 Feb 2007)

By |February 14th, 2007|

Chairman’s Closing Remarks of IGF Open Consultation (13 Feb 2007)

By |February 14th, 2007|

13 February 2007 IFG Consultations Geneva

“Taking stock and the way forward”
CHAIRMAN NITIN DESAI – Conclusions

I think we’ve had a very valuable and useful discussion. I’m going to try and say a few things which draw on this, as well as perhaps integrating some ideas which emerged yesterday in the discussions in the Advisory Group.

But I […]

A2K@IGF Dynamic Coalition at IGF Open Consultations

By |February 13th, 2007|

An important goal of our coalition is to make recommendations for implementation of the anti-circumvention provisions contained in the 1996 WIPO “Internet Treaties” and more recent bi-lateral trade agreements. Therefore key deliverables will be the development of “best practice norms” for DRM technologies and anti-circumvention laws and report our progress at the 2007 IGF meeting in Rio de Janeiro.

Synthesis Paper of Input for IGF Open Consultations in Feb 2007

By |February 9th, 2007|

Webcasts of Inaugural IGF in Athens – 2007

By |February 1st, 2007|

IP Justice Report from 2006 Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Athens

By |November 15th, 2006|

The inaugural meeting of the United Nations Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is officially over, but it is really only the beginning. An outgrowth of 2003-2005 World Summit of Information Society (WSIS), the IGF, a 4-day multi-stakeholder dialogue forum for policy issues related to "Internet Governance", was held 30 October - 2 November 2006 in Athens, Greece, the birthplace of democracy. Over 1500 participants from governments, civil society, and business came from all corners of the world with a vision of building an "Internet for Development", the meeting's official theme. Internet policy discussions were grouped into 4 main categories: openness, security, diversity, and access. Each of 4 policy themes were discussed in a main plenary session and a number of complementary workshops. ...

The Mandate of the IGF

By |November 14th, 2006|

The Mandate of the IGF
The mandate of the IGF is set out in Paragraph 72 of the Tunis Agenda:
72. We ask the UN Secretary-General, in an open and inclusive process, to convene, by the second quarter of 2006, a meeting of the new forum for multi-stakeholder policy dialogue—called the Internet Governance Forum (IGF).The mandate […]

IGF Internet Bill of Rights Workshop to Promote Digital Rights for Users

By |November 1st, 2006|

Today at the UN Internet Governance Forum (IGF), I participated on the Internet Bill of Rights Workshop to discuss the creation of an “Internet Bill of Rights” to articulate the global rights and duties of Internet users from the viewpoint of the individual. Check out some video clips from the workshop ...

Internet Bill of Rights Proposed (BBC)

By |November 1st, 2006|

A bill of rights for the internet age has been proposed at a United Nations' conference in Athens. The bill would update and restate rights that have been enshrined for centuries, said Robin Gross of civil liberties group IP Justice. The proposal was made at the Internet Governance Forum, at which the future of the net is being discussed. "The rights we have enjoyed in the traditional age must move with us to the digital age," said Ms Gross.