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Internet Society: Treaties Like ACTA Won't Solve Piracy

Internet Society: Treaties Like ACTA Won't Solve Piracy | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it

“A treaty is a static approach to a constantly evolving technology. And I think that isn’t going to ultimately solve the problem.”

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Public interest groups demand a role in telecom treaty negotiations

Thirty-one academics, freedom of expression groups, and civil society organizations – including IGP – have sent a letter to the International Telecommunication Union asking it to open up the preparatory process for the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT).

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Net nanny bomb: Indian govt wants to curb your internet rights with help from UN

Net nanny bomb: Indian govt wants to curb your internet rights with help from UN | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it
The Indian government has proposed a hyper watchdog to police the internet.

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Keeping Internet Fair:  Broadband Providers, Not Regulations, Drive Success of the Web | Broadband for America

Keeping Internet Fair:  Broadband Providers, Not Regulations, Drive Success of the Web | Broadband for America | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it

In August 2011, Broadband for America’s Honorary Co-Chairmen Harold Ford Jr. and John Sununu, authored an op-ed that sets the record straight. “The reality is that Netflix and similar services want a free ride on the networks built with more than $250 billion in design, engineering, manufacturing, construction and maintenance -- a system that now provides broadband services to 95 percent of American households,” BfA’s co-chairmen wrote. “Obviously these massive transmissions over the Internet are not really free. Someone is paying for them. That ‘someone’ is the millions of broadband subscribers, whether or not they are Netflix customers. How is that fair?”

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Does the Internet Need a Global Regulator? - Forbes

Does the Internet Need a Global Regulator? - Forbes | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it
It comes as some relief, then, that the next major Net policy battle will unite almost everyone in a common cause: stopping the United Nations from taking over the Internet.
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Opinion: U.N. efforts put Internet freedom at risk - Rick Boucher

Opinion: U.N. efforts put Internet freedom at risk - Rick Boucher | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it
A mounting effort to transform a United Nations agency into a global Internet regulator is threatening to undo decades of policymaking that helped the Internet evolve into the open, global medium we all depend on.
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Speech by ITU Secretary-General - Canadian Wireless Telecommunication Association Wireless Antenna Sitting Forum

Dr Touré speaks about the WCIT in Ottawa and notes

"We need to reach consensus on balanced and predictable rules to ensure fair competition and to stimulate innovation and the spread of information and communication technologies (ICTs)."

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Diplomatic Arm-Wrestling Over Scope Of International Telecommunication Regulations Treaty | Intellectual Property Watch

Diplomatic Arm-Wrestling Over Scope Of International Telecommunication Regulations Treaty | Intellectual Property Watch | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it
As the International Telecommunication Regulations (ITRs) treaty comes under review, some observers are warning that it could change the rules of the game in internet governance.

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New Study Reveals How Internet Exchange Points (IXPs) Spur Internet Growth in Emerging Markets

New Study Reveals How Internet Exchange Points (IXPs) Spur Internet Growth in Emerging Markets | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it
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Internet won't always be anonymous: ITU - Security - News - ZDNet Australia

Internet won't always be anonymous: ITU - Security - News - ZDNet Australia | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it
Anonymity and the internet may appear to go hand in hand, but, according to International Telecommunications Union (ITU) head of corporate strategy Alexander Ntoko, it wasn't always that way, and shouldn't be in the future.

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APNIC - Number misuse, telecommunications regulations, and WCIT

APNIC - Number misuse, telecommunications regulations, and WCIT | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it

Current discussions to review international telephony regulations are attempting to include Internet operational matters such as IP number addressing. Placing telecommunications and Internet rules in the same category is problematic, because they have different cost and service structures. Geoff Huston writes that Internet number addressing issues should remain separate from international telephony regulations.

Given the difference in how phone calls and data packets are transited, proxies and packet interception generally do not pose financial threats to sending or receiving parties - these are simply normal Internet operations.

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Battle for the internet | Technology | The Guardian

Battle for the internet | Technology | The Guardian | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it
The Guardian is taking stock of the new battlegrounds for the internet.

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In the Battles of SOPA and PIPA, Who Should Control the Internet?

In the Battles of SOPA and PIPA, Who Should Control the Internet? | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it
Who should control the Internet—and how? As the international treaty governing the Web comes up for renegotiation, Michael Joseph Gross explores the many battlefields in a war that will change cyberspace.
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Internet Graybeard vs. Governments

Internet Graybeard vs. Governments | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it
The world's democracy-challenged governments are trying to sever the Internet from its free-wheeling roots.

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The Hindu : Opinion / Op-Ed : India's proposal will help take the web out of U.S. control

The Hindu : Opinion / Op-Ed : India's proposal will help take the web out of U.S. control | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it

Unnerved by the Indian stand, IT monopolies are propagating the myth that a multilateral governance structure will kill the decentralised, multi-stakeholder nature of the Internet and lead to ‘government control'

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New ITU report highlights vital role of effective regulation in driving broadband rollout New ITU report highlights vital role of effective regulation in driving broadband rollout

New ITU report highlights vital role of effective regulation in driving broadband rollout  New ITU report highlights vital role of effective regulation in driving broadband rollout | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it

“Ensuring investment and innovation without stifling competition is the key challenge today’s ICT regulators face,” said ITU Secretary-General Dr Hamadoun Touré. “In order for all citizens to benefit from the economic growth driven by broadband, huge and sustained investments in networks are needed. This report looks at how regulators could help, and what innovative regulatory measures might be able to achieve.”

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ETNO calls for a sustainable model of Internet development and for a level playing field in the Internet value chain.

ETNO calls for a sustainable model of Internet development and for a level playing field in the Internet value chain. | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it

"The US and the EU should foster continued investment in high-bandwidth infrastructures. It is important to ensure that fair compensation is received for carried traffic. The US and the EU need to support new IP interconnection policies that provide both best effort delivery and end-to-end Quality of Service (QoS) delivery. QoS-based delivery allows the deployment of new business models and an improved user experience", says Luigi Gambardella, ETNO Executive Board Chair."

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Crovitz: The U.N. Wants to Run the Internet

Crovitz: The U.N. Wants to Run the Internet | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it
In The Wall Street Journal, Information Age columnist Gordon Crovitz writes that several authoritarian regimes have proposed prohibiting anonymity on the Web, making it easier to find and arrest dissidents.
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Ensuring an Open Internet | The White House

Ensuring an Open Internet | The White House | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it
Central to the Internet’s value as a platform for innovation, democracy, access to information and scientific progress are the technical standards on which it is built and the open manner in which it is governed.

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UN Moves on Internet Governance: Latest Dispatch

UN Moves on Internet Governance: Latest Dispatch | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it
Some unsettling plans declared themselves at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) this week as countries prepared for the up-coming treaty-making jamboree called the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT).

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Web freedom faces greatest threat ever, warns Google's Sergey Brin

Web freedom faces greatest threat ever, warns Google's Sergey Brin | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it
Exclusive: Threats range from governments trying to control citizens to the rise of Facebook and Apple-style 'walled gardens'...

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The 12 key inter-governmental meetings of 2012 | News and analysis from .nxt

The 12 key inter-governmental meetings of 2012 | News and analysis from .nxt | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it

The Internet governance dance card gets fuller every year as each stakeholder group adds its own meetings on various isssues to the mix. Below is a list of 12 meetings within the global inter-governmental space to keep an eye on in 2012.

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Securing the future benefits of technology, by Dr. Hamadoun Touré, Secretary General of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU)

Securing the future benefits of technology, by Dr. Hamadoun Touré, Secretary General of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it
International regulations governing ICT need to change to adapt to rapid innovations and counter the threat of cybercrime, says ITU's Hamadoun Touré...

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