Dear Diplo Internet Governance Community,
I would like to invite you to voice your opinions on copyright issues in cyberspace and thus participate in the research project of a young Bulgarian researcher.
“Intellectual property rights on the Internet: issues and challenges” is the provisional title of the MA thesis research of Nikolay Kolev. The project aims to summarize the global debates related to intellectual property rights in the age of web 2.0 and the different policy… Continue
Added by Maya Nikolova on October 15, 2009 at 8:47pm —
For all who want to follow the West Africa Internet Governance Forum, you can visit the following link
Added by Charles Amega-Selorm on October 15, 2009 at 5:08pm —
BRASILIA (Diplo) - Crowdsourcing being used by the government to enact a new law? This innovative approach is being taken in Brazil and Guilherme Almeida de Almeida
(Diplo IGCBP 2006 Alumnus) tells how this may prevent a "vigilante" approach towards ISPs in Brazil.
DIPLO IGCBP: Guilherme, what are you doing today… Continue
Added by Diplo IGCBP on October 15, 2009 at 3:30pm —
To see and not to be seen is the survival principle in nature. The game between predator and prey is as old as nature. Plants and animals try to camouflage and increase chances for survival in spite of the Darwinian predicament of the survival of the fittest. Humans are no different. Since the early days, the key for survival was to see prey and not be seen by predators, and with the development of civilization later on, by other humans. Military history is the history of camouflage and… Continue
Added by Jovan on October 14, 2009 at 12:25pm —
The second annual West Africa IGF starts today
and Diplo had an interview with Lillian Sharpley, from AfriNIC!
DIPLO IGCBP: Lillian, can you tell us more about Adiel Akplogan?
LILLIAN: Adiel A. Akplogan is the Chief Executive Officer of AfriNIC and currently serves as the Chairman of the NRO Executive Council (Number Resource Organization –… Continue
Added by Diplo IGCBP on October 14, 2009 at 9:30am —
The audio and video files of the sessions of the II Latin American and the Caribbean Preparatory Meeting for the IGF are now online: visit http://www.nupef.org.br/igf/english/audio.html
This event was organized by Instituto Nupef, Rits, APC (Association for Progressive Communications) and LACNIC. It was held in Rio de Janeiro, in August, 2009. The meeting has reached the purpose of involving more players from the region in the discussion of the themes and dynamics of global IGF, of… Continue
Added by Graciela Selaimen on October 14, 2009 at 12:30am —
The IGF in Sharm-El-Sheikh is approaching fast. Some of us will travel there. Others will not. But staying in your home city does not mean that it is not possible to follow the debates
. There will be channels for remote participation. People can follow the discussions from home, watching the webcast of the event and participating in chat. But it is also possible to organize IGF hubs.
What are the Hubs?
The hubs are local meetings that take place in… Continue
Added by Marília Maciel on October 13, 2009 at 8:30pm —
Today we interview Magaly Pazello
(Diplo IGCBP 2008) who shares a ot of information about the Latin American and Caribbean regional meeting.
Magaly, there was a recent meeting in Rio on the LAC preparatory meeting for the IGF. Can you choose one specific issue that was discussed and share with us?
The event was very good. It gave us the… Continue
Added by Diplo IGCBP on October 13, 2009 at 5:46pm —
The Amparo Project is launching its website:
You will be able to get information about the purpose of the project,
the planned activities and to visit the section “Call for projects”
which will open tomorrow, October 14th 2009, for e-Security research
projects in the Latin American and Caribbean… Continue
Added by Diplo IGCBP on October 13, 2009 at 5:34pm —
TOKYO (Diplo) - Rafik Dammak
(IGCBP 2007) has been appointed to serve as Non-Commercial Stakeholder Group (NCSG) representatives on the new Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) Council as decided at the 30 September Board meeting of the ICANN Board of Directors.
Rafik is a research student in Interdisciplinary Information Studies at Sakamura… Continue
Added by Diplo IGCBP on October 13, 2009 at 3:48pm —
I am involved in research projects connected with the IG named Modelling the factors with influence on ebanking adoption.
The ongoing stage of the project finance a research visit focused on acceptance on Internet as an alternative method for the traditional services. In order to fill this activity, I need a receiving University from UE who accept me for an 8 to 14 days research stage in order to conduct a research on a connected theme, particularly in eBanking adoption.
The research… Continue
Added by Liliana Mihaela Moga on October 9, 2009 at 6:22pm —
has shared with us an interesting essay written with Erhardt Graeff, October 1, 2009:
This post draws significantly from an interview on August 10, 2009 with Hal Plotkin, a Senior Advisor at the U.S. Dept. of Education, who has closely followed and been involved with OER policies in California. The interview… Continue
Added by Diplo IGCBP on October 8, 2009 at 6:00pm —
(published on behalf* of Roxana Goldstein
*do you have any information that you want us to help in broadcasting to relevant audiences in the Internet governance community? Just send a message to Diplo IGCBP
and we will follow up!…
Added by Diplo IGCBP on October 8, 2009 at 9:30am —
If you have taken a Diplo online course before, you are familiar with the HyperText feature that allows us to comment on specific parts of text, facilitating conversation and the learning process.
By now this is only available for Diplo Alumni. For the future, we want to expand other uses for this feature, allowing public HyperText annotations. So for the time being your remarks and questions are welcome in the format of blog comments. What are the impressions you have about specific… Continue
Added by Diplo IGCBP on October 8, 2009 at 9:19am —
DiploFoundation will conduct a two-year capacity building project for ACP (Africa/Caribbean/Pacific) countries under the @CP-ICT Programme financed from the 9th European Development Fund (EDF). The focus will be on building capacity and community development in Internet Governance (IG) and Information and Communication Policy (ICT) for Intra-ACP regional and sub-regional Institutions.
With the collaboration of seven ACP partner… Continue
Added by Diplo IGCBP on October 6, 2009 at 6:00pm —
DIPLO IGCBP: Sergio, what is occupying your mind these days? We heard you will present one research at the III Giganet annual meeting in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt - can you tell us more about it?
SERGIO: Many stakeholders have been proposing a myriad of technical and legal solutions, such as international cooperation platforms (e.g. International Telecommunication Union’s Global Cybersecurity Agenda) and multilateral agreements (e.g.… Continue
Added by Diplo IGCBP on October 6, 2009 at 3:35pm —
The Yale Information Society Project (ISP) is now accepting applications for
2010-2011 ISP postdoctoral fellowships at Yale Law School.
The Yale ISP resident fellowship is designed for recent graduates of law or Ph.D. programs
who are interested in careers in teaching and public service in any of the
following areas: law and innovation, media studies, Internet and
telecommunications law, intellectual property law,… Continue
Added by Diplo IGCBP on October 6, 2009 at 2:03pm —
I just found out I will not be able to attend the IGF in Sharm El Sheikh... BUT, I do not intend to miss IGF 2009--I went to Athens, to Rio, to Hyderabad, and I will participate in IGF 2009 by Remote Participation! Please join me in the Remote Participation at IGF 2009 group to coordinate our tweets and participation. Experienced Tweeter, please join us to give us good orientation and ideas. RP experts, come on in! Best, Ginger
Added by Virginia (Ginger) Paque on October 5, 2009 at 9:17pm —
The Amy Mahan Research Fellowship Program is an eighteen-months project sponsored by Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and managed by Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain, in collaboration with scholars from Universidad de San Andrés, Argentina and the University of the Philippines.
The Program is the capacity building component of the Global Impact Study. It is named in honor of Amy Mahan, a… Continue
Added by Diplo IGCBP on October 5, 2009 at 3:49pm —
The multimedia recordings of the 1st Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing
, Scandic Star hotel, Lund, Sweden are available HERE
(Thanks to Carol Rossini for sharing with the Diplo… Continue
Added by Diplo IGCBP on October 5, 2009 at 2:47pm —