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The original version of this article (in Portuguese) was published by the Brasil Post
The Internet is a quasi-feudal environment. In order to access the Internet you have to accept the contractual provisions unilaterally defined by your telecom operator. In order to use online applications and services, you have to accept the term of service unilaterally defined by the service providers.…Continue
Added by Luca Belli on April 24, 2015 at 10:26pm — No Comments
Two weeks ago, the Secretariat of the United Nations’ Internet Governance Forum (IGF) approved the creation of the Dynamic Coalition on Platform Responsibility (DC PR). This new component of the IGF will provide a discussion arena aimed at the analysis of the relations between internationally recognised Human Rights and…Continue
I would like to share with you the report on “Protecting Human Rights through Network Neutrality” that I drafted together with Matthijs van Bergen for the Council of Europe. One month ago, we presented this report to the CoE Steering Committee on Media and Information Society (CDMSI), which agreed to use it as a basis for the work of the Committee of Experts on Cross-Border Flow…Continue
Added by Luca Belli on January 7, 2014 at 11:50am — No Comments
I would like to thank Diplo for the endorsement as candidate to the MAG and all the Diplo community members that have participated to the poll. As any democratic exercise, its strength is within the people that invest time in organising, participating and engaging into the process.
Although Diplo candidates are not supposed to represent Diplo within the MAG, I will be glad to convey the…Continue
Added by Luca Belli on December 1, 2013 at 8:42pm — No Comments
Full name: Luca Belli
Country of residence: France
Organisation: Centre d’Etudes et de Recherches de Sciences Administratives et Politiques (CERSA) / Dynamic Coalition on Network…
Added by Luca Belli on November 20, 2013 at 3:23pm — No Comments
“The Value of Network Neutrality for the Internet of Tomorrow” is now available under CC-BY license on the website of the…Continue
Added by Luca Belli on November 8, 2013 at 2:44pm — No Comments
A Discourse-Principle Approach to Network Neutrality: A Model Framework and its Application
By Luca Belli and Matthijs van Bergen
[This article will be included in the Report of the Dynamic Coalition on Network Neutrality that will be released and discussed at the
United Nations Internet Governance Forum, on 25 October]
Added by Luca Belli on October 14, 2013 at 3:22pm — No Comments
Last week, the Secretariat of the United Nations’ Internet Governance Forum approved the creation of the Dynamic Coalition on Network Neutrality.
Along with a conspicuous number of workshops, dynamic coalitions represent the structural elements of the IGF. Both elements have a heterogeneous multi-stakeholder composition and are aimed at the discussion of “public policy issues related to key…Continue
Over the past month, I have been actively involved in the organisation of the “Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue on Network Neutrality and Human Rights”, which took place on 29-30 May in Strasbourg, under the auspices of the Council of Europe.
This two-day long event has summoned some of the most renowned network-neutrality experts at the European level and provided a unique occasion to share opinions and concerns on an equal footing.
The main purpose of the conference was to shed…Continue
Added by Luca Belli on June 3, 2013 at 9:34am — No Comments
Multi-stakeholder governance models are based on a dialectic exercise involving natural and legal persons that might be affected by the adoption of a specific norm or policy. The association of different stakeholders in a collaborative governance process is indeed aimed at fostering a better-advised decision-making process, based on the negotiation of consensual solutions.
Multi-stakeholder models are usually aimed at organising cooperative processes amongst a plurality of…
Added by Luca Belli on February 22, 2013 at 10:24am — No Comments