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House panel approves Internet freedom bill - The Hill's Hillicon Valley

House panel approves Internet freedom bill - The Hill's Hillicon Valley | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it
The House Energy and Commerce Committee unanimously approved legislation on Wednesday to support Internet freedom.
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Internet pioneer envisions a world that’s always online

Internet pioneer envisions a world that’s always online | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it
The day likely will come when people will stop talking about “getting on the internet,” because they will be on it all the time, an internet pioneer says.
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Internet Society opens Canadian chapter | Toronto Star

Internet Society Canada will provide a national voice on issues such as rural access to broadband and will advocate for Canadian priorities at the international level.
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Column: World Internet Governance Still a Sticky Wicket for U.S. Stakeholders - Techwire.net

Last night, Stanford Law School’s Journal of International Law and CALinnovates welcomed a prominent world telecom figure to Silicon Valley:  Dr. Hamadoun Touré, the Secretary General of the International Telecom Union (ITU)...

Dr. Touré’s remarks did not focus on cybersecurity however, but instead reviewed the treaty struck at last December’s 2012 World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) which took place in Dubai. 

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Internet Protocol (IP) isn’t “pixie dust” – It’s a Real Game Changer | Verizon Public Policy

Internet Protocol (IP) isn’t “pixie dust” – It’s a Real Game Changer | Verizon Public Policy | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it

IP is just one part of a complex series of changes that have occurred in the broadband/Internet network world, which have fundamentally altered the markets and technologies involved in the Internet’s operations. Taken together, these changes make a major difference regarding how we think about traditional regulation of broadband networks. 

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The WCIT and the future of internet privacy - The National

The WCIT and the future of internet privacy - The National | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it
"User privacy [policy] is not progressing well because it is a complex problem," said Mr Al Ghanem, who is also the director general of the UAE's Telecommunications Regulatory Authority. "Internet companies talk about freedom of the internet, but not the privacy of users. There are very complex terms and conditions that make users more vulnerable," he said.
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Internet freedom in a world of states

Internet freedom in a world of states | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it
There is a growing fear that governments are moving to more broadly address Internet governance issues through purely intergovernmental processes. But this fear may have been built on false assumptions.
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What “Big Bang Disruption” Says About Technology Policy

In the upcoming issue of Harvard Business Review, my colleague Paul Nunes at Accenture’s Institute for High Performance and I are publishing the first of many articles from an on-going research project on what we are calling “Big Bang...
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The New Westphalian Web - By Katherine Maher

The New Westphalian Web - By Katherine Maher | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it
The future of the Internet may lie in the past. And that's not a good thing.
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Masters of the Internet - Le Monde diplomatique - English edition

Masters of the Internet - Le Monde diplomatique - English edition | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it
The US calls loudly for ‘Internet freedom', but it is Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Apple and Amazon that have built up the dotcom services used by people all over the world. Is that now about to change?
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"Multi-Stakeholderism" and the Internet Policy Debate

"Multi-Stakeholderism" and the Internet Policy Debate | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it
With WICT-12 over, and now the preparation for the forthcoming WTPF underway, and of course also we have the WTDC and WTISD coming up, one could be excused for thinking that that world famous, but hopelessly unintelligible, cartoon character from...
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A Half-Time Analysis of the Summit That Could Shape the Future of the Internet

A Half-Time Analysis of the Summit That Could Shape the Future of the Internet | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it
The latest battle over who governs the Internet is taking place right now.
Internet Society's insight:

The latest battle over who governs the Internet is taking place right now. Representatives from more than 150 nations gathered in Dubai last Monday for the World Conference on International Telecommunications, a two-week meeting hosted by the International Telecommunication Union, a specialized agency of the United Nations. Their mission: to renegotiate International Telecommunications Regulations treaty, which governs global interconnection and interoperability of telecommunications traffic. The outcome could change how the Internet works.

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A Week Into WCIT, Few Compromises In Fragile Discussions | Intellectual Property Watch

A Week Into WCIT, Few Compromises In Fragile Discussions | Intellectual Property Watch | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it
More broadband rollout and better access to networks everywhere – that’s a position shared by participants at the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT), which started last week in Dubai.
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The oxymoronica of Internet governance : India, News - India Today

The oxymoronica of Internet governance : India, News - India Today | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it
Telecom minister Kapil Sibal on Thursday said that Internet should be used for empowerment and not for disruption.
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Draft broadband policy lacks detail — experts

Draft broadband policy lacks detail — experts | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it

INFORMATION and communications technology (ICT) industry experts have criticised the draft national broadband policy, particularly about it lacking implementation details.


The Department of Communications recently published the draft national broadband policy for public comment. It outlines government plans for extending broadband infrastructure to rural and other under-served areas, of reducing broadband service prices, and of providing affordable devices to promote access to broadband.

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Blog | Access

Blog | Access | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it

The next chapter in the struggle over global internet governance is just weeks away with the start of theWorld Telecommunication Policy Forum (WTPF) in Geneva, Switzerland. Though WTPF will not result in a binding international treaty like the controversial World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT), its outcome documents--known as opinions--will help shape the direction of global internet governance in the coming years. 


Below, we break down the key issues to watch, as identified by Access together with the Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT). See CDT’s “World Telecommunication/ICT Policy Forum (WTPF) Issues to Watch” for more.

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An Internet ‘free from Government Control:’ A worthy principle | IGP Blog

An Internet ‘free from Government Control:’ A worthy principle | IGP Blog | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it

The House bill articulates a worthy principle that can be and should be globally applicable to the Internet. Not controlling the Internet does not mean that there is no role for laws or regulations that safeguard individual rights; it means that national governments should recognize the Internet’s transnational nature and refrain from trying to suppress the rights to free expression and free association that have emerged in the context of a decentralized Internet not under the control of any sovereign.

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Threats to cyber-freedom, domestic and foreign

"Filipinos basically face two choices over the future direction of the Internet. The first choice is a free and open Internet, one that should certainly guard against criminal activity such as fraud, while allowing local innovators and entrepreneurs to flourish. The second choice would be more restrictive - giving even good people less room for legitimate speech, allowing governments to monitor Internet traffic and block content, and hampering businesses, entrepreneurs, doctors, educators and many others who legitimately utilize and often depend on new technologies."

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TelecomTV | News | Never say die: the ITU goes door-stepping for signatures

TelecomTV | News | Never say die: the ITU goes door-stepping for signatures | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it

Several observers report that the ITU hierarchy has been out and about on a sort of world tour, pressing flesh and holding seminars and trying to get at least some of the 55 countries that failed to sign last year's ITU treaty to do so.
 

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UN chief warns 'new cold war' looms over the internet

UN chief warns 'new cold war' looms over the internet | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it

A new cold war is brewing between Europe and other northern countries and the rest of the world over internet access, threatening to block talks on cyber security and data protection, the chief of the United Nations' telecommunications authority said. EurActiv reports from the GSMA conference in Barcelona.

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Google Europe Blog: Standing up for freedom at UNESCO

 "...many parts of the UN are pushing back, and standing up for freedom. The UN’s Internet Government Forum brings together the various Internet actors and represents arguably, the key part of the Internet’s bottom-up structure. Another key UN ally is the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, which from February 25-27 is holding an important conference in Paris called World Summit on the Information Society +10."

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The Himalayan Times : NTA set to study WSIS obligation - Detail News : Nepal News Portal

KATHMANDU: Nepal Telecommunications Authority (NTA) has initiated the process to study the country’s position pertaining to WSIS targets.
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ITU 2.0: Take Time to Make Good Decisions

ITU 2.0: Take Time to Make Good Decisions | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it
Since the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) discharged delegates from an atmosphere of restrained acidity last December, ITU habitués have wondered how that outcome will affect the rhythms of their regular work in...
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Controversy erupts at WCIT over resolution on Internet

The World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) apparently has placed a resolution on the Internet in the regulations being developed at the meeting, drawing accusations that it acted improperly.
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Internet’s Future Hangs in the Balance | Internet Society

Internet’s Future Hangs in the Balance | Internet Society | Internet Policy and Internet governance | Scoop.it

"...noting that bracketed text remains unresolved, it is increasingly clear that the fundamental question facing delegates is whether the scope of the treaty applies to traditional telecommunications or whether it will be extended to include the Internet (explicitly or implicitly). "

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