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August 2010 Blog Posts (16)

Participate in the IGF remotely! Will be in Vilnius? Volunteer to be a remote moderator!

I would like to share with you some great news about remote participation in IGF this year. And to invite you to be part of this story.



As you probably know, the Remote Participation Working group has volunteered to work together with the IGF Secretariat in order to improve remote participation options in the IGF. Remote Participation is a very important way

to foster inclusion in…

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Added by Marília Maciel on August 27, 2010 at 5:45am — 1 Comment

P@SHA & B4A Call for applications for TBTT Small Grants

Call for applications: Small grants

As part of our work in Pakistan, the APC WNSP through P@SHA and Bytes for All

are calling for proposals for projects that seek to address the

intersection between violence against women and girls, and/or to stop

violence against women and girls through…

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Added by Nighat Dad on August 21, 2010 at 9:01am — No Comments

IPv6 Technology

IPv6 (Internet Protocol version 6) is the successor to IPv4, which is the current IP protocol version used on the Internet. As the Internet becomes more widely used, the IPv4 address space is likely to be

exhausted some time early in this century. IPv6, however, can eliminate

this address exhaustion problem. IPv6 address space is 128-bit and is

much wider than IPv4 address space. Another feature of IPv6 is that

security and automatic network set-up technologies are…

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Added by Bayan .S. Belbese on August 19, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Opening Up - "Net Neutrality and Society"

Well its getting normal it seems in different countries that it seems open access has to have its own limits, does it really have to have its own limits? Why do we have to have access to all kind of content, sites or platforms? why is it that in certain cases be it in schools, work place certain access are restricted? Why is it we have to be culturally sensitive as responsible citizens of the digital world in what we publish in public domains?



I totally belief we are the best advocates… Continue

Added by Poncelet O. Ileleji on August 16, 2010 at 4:58pm — No Comments

Teaming up in Internet governance

How to team up with successful professionals on the Internet governance field?


The Internet governance "usual suspect" has a lot to gain by reaching out to new faces. By sharing his knowledge, inspiring, offering wisdom and leveraging and connecting professionals who are serious about a specific subject.


Most of the times, however, he is so busy finishing reports, meeting…
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Added by Seiiti on August 14, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

3rd EAIGF final day highlights and resolutions

The 3rd East African Internet Governance Forum ended today Friday 13th August. The following is summary of the issues discussed today and paraphrased resolutions of the forum.



Session 7: Emerging issues…



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Added by Mwende Njiraini on August 13, 2010 at 11:45pm — No Comments

Balance of A2K with Author Rights

As we all know, A2K comes in many forms. You can have FLOSS (Free Libre Open Source Software) licensed under GPL, you can have digital libraries that are free access, you can interact in OER systems... amongst others. All forms mentioned above are related to the Internet. There are other initiatives - such as physical libraries - that I will not talk about.



In terms of FLOSS, software categorizes under it is usually free of charge. Organizations…
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Added by Fahd A. Batayneh on August 13, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Highlights of ongoing East Africa IGF in Kampala Uganda

The 3rd East African Internet Governance Forum that began on 11th August ends on Friday 13th August. The following is summary of the

discussions that highlights key issues addressed in the sessions held so far.



Session 1: Official Opening…



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Added by Mwende Njiraini on August 12, 2010 at 11:00pm — No Comments

The Google-Verizon proposal: balancing rights and obligations

(My two cents' worth of thoughts on the proposal)



What's good about the Google-Verizon proposal (and who's to benefit)?

- From a corporate perspective, it creates a new competitive environment for companies wishing to innovate and expand.

- A "private" network void of FCC and FTC (to a great extent) regulations may sound very attractive

- It strengthens the role of big commercial… Continue

Added by Stephanie on August 12, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

WAIGF - The West Africa Internet Governance Forum - Dakar, August 23 - 25, 2010

The West Africa Internet Governance Forum - WAIGF is now moving away from being an event to being a project. The Project is run by a consortium led by the Free Software and Open Source Foundation for Africa - FOSSFA Other members of the consortium include AfriNic, Panos West Africa, the IISD, APC, ISOC and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) The project has received… Continue

Added by Nnenna Nwakanma on August 12, 2010 at 12:52am — No Comments

Jordan's IDN ccTLD Approved for Delegation by ICANN

On August 5, 2010, the ICANN Board approved - at their Board retreat - Jordan's IDN ccTLD delegation request under .الاردن (al-ordon in Arabic). This is a huge step forward in increasing Internet penetration in Jordan which currently stands at 30%. Jordan's Ministry of ICT is targeting a 50% penetration by the end of 2011, and we hope our IDN ccTLD can play a major role in that. The ICANN board approval resolution reads the following:…

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Added by Fahd A. Batayneh on August 10, 2010 at 10:56pm — No Comments

IGF Regional Preparatory Meeting for LAC - Quito

The Regional Preparatory Meeting for IGF for Latin America and the Caribbean kicked off yesterday in Quito. There are circa 100 participants. Many viewpoints are currently being raised on various issues that speak to how different paramters of the Internet are negotiated. Key points have been:



- Negotiating Censorship with Freedom of Expression

- Negotiating Intellectual Property with Openess/A2K

- Negotiating Security with Freedom

- Negotiating the roles of different… Continue

Added by Sheba Mohammid on August 4, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Euro SSIG 2010 - The spirit of Meissen

Teaching the Internet Governance Leaders of Tomorrow, the name of Summer School on Internet Governance, indicated on the great five days, for someone who recently engaged in Internet Governance process, as well as for those known as an experts in that field. The 4th Summer School was held, traditionally, in Meissen July 25-31, 2010. 33 students and 27 faculty members gathered in Meissen in order to discuss IG issues. Variety of students imposed variety of their fields of specific interests, but… Continue

Added by Maša Kojić on August 3, 2010 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Software Protection Rights

We live in an era where computers and the Internet have become a driving force in our lives. Many developed and some developing countries depend to a high extent on software driven solutions. Technologies such as e-government, e-commerce, e-business, e-trading, e-voting… etc have dominated our lives. All these technologies are driven using software – whether open source software or proprietary software. Protecting software using various rights not only protects the interest of… Continue

Added by Fahd A. Batayneh on August 3, 2010 at 10:40am — No Comments

Copyrights - Protection, balance, and the Internet

Copyright is defined as the ownership of an Intellectual Property within certain limits prescribed by a national or international law. This includes the right to make and distribute copies (CDs, DVDs, e-books), alter content (open source software), license (proprietary software), prepare derivative works, and otherwise publically display a literary, musical, or artistic work, whether in the form of audio, video, photography, or photocopies. This includes all sorts of artistic… Continue

Added by Fahd A. Batayneh on August 3, 2010 at 10:34am — No Comments

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