I would like to express my gratitude to those Diplo alumni? stidents? who were so kind to fulfill their tasks thoroughly and who provided instant information on sessions, reporting everything which was going on during the discussions. That was a great and valuable job which is extremely helpful for lazybones like myself
Discussion on access to content (first plenary session) highlighted the following issues
- There should be precise definitions of terms like open access and free access to (legal illegal content)
- The distinction should be drawn between access to content and access to services
- Gatekeepers and their role as those who “open the gates” and not vice versa ; consequently the gatekeepers (especially those who dominate on the market) should have additional responsibilities:… Continue
Posted on September 16, 2009 at 7:50pm — 1 Comment
It was interesting to learn during the plenary session that there are two parts in internet governance discussion:(1) governments and businesses and (2) parliaments and civil society. The other important message of plenary session was the stress on the possible valuable contribution from academic networks.
Some slogans have been articulated today as well:
Georgios Kipouros: “Educating youth we diminish the necessity for regulation”
Vincenzo Maria Vita: “Internet is not new… Continue
The full text of the book An Introduction to Internet Governance (6th edition) is available here. The translated versions in Serbian/BCS, French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian, Chinese, and Portuguese are also available for download.