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Marsha Guthrie's Blog – November 2009 Archive (7)

Workshop 318 - Promoting Cultural Diversity through Cultural Heritage in Cyberspace

Various issues were raised such as dealing with material that is still under copyright and those to which copyright no longer applies as well as organisations doing their own projects such as Google and their digitizing of books project.



Panel of experts from Arab states and UNESCO among others discussed various issues and provided examples of initiatives in countries like Egypt and India. A new way to deal with access to publications and payment was mentioned. Some initiatives such… Continue

Added by Marsha Guthrie on November 18, 2009 at 5:21pm — No Comments

Workshop 291 - Internet Governance: Economic Recovery and Growth

Presentations sought to address how to continue the development of ICTs in light of global economic situation. It was acknowledged that continued investment was necessary. Egyptian Ministry of Communications highlighted how their continuous development has assisted their growth and development in ICT sector. Contribution to GDP was given as well as overall growth within a year. Egypt plans to continue to be a major player as a transit point (many of the cables go through the Red Sea) between… Continue

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Workshop 120 - IPv6 Transition: Economic and Technical Considerations

Overview provided of IPv6 versus IPv4 and some of the "myths" associated with IPv6 such as that it improves security (NOT TRUE!) and it improves routing scalability (also, NOT TRUE!)

Example (real experience) of co.za and the application and allocation of IPv6 in southern Africa provided by a small ISP.

Results from ALCATEL-LUCENT survey conducted on behalf of EU presented. Survey was conducted in Europe, Middle East and Central Asia. Indicates that only European orgs. "ahead of the… Continue

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(November 16) Workshop 207 - Ensuring Continued Investment and Digital Growth in a Climate of Global Economic Challenges

This workshop focused on steps that were either being considered or should be considered by various stakeholders in the current global economic climate. An interesting presentation by the OECD highlighted some issues such as current policies in the ICT industry, priority areas for some organizations and green ICTs. It was shown that there is a disparity between Northern and Southern Europe in terms of priority areas for ICT investment. It was also mentioned that there is a new wave of ICT… Continue

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Workshop 115 - The Role of Internet Exchange Points in Creating Internet Capacity and Bringing Autonomy

This workshop was primarily an information session about Internet Exchange Points in the various regions worldwide; their roles and various sub-committees/bodies.



Those attending were able to find out about latest developments in various regions e.g. in LACNIC (Latin American and Caribbean Region - 3 new IXPs launched in past year - Haiti, and Netherlands Antilles (St. Maarten, Curacao); Re-instatement of IXP in Africa on September 11, 2009)



Benefits of having these IXPs… Continue

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Best Practice Forum 113: Best practices in ccTLD Policy and Operations : Management Resources

(Please note that I arrived late!!)



The session had presentations from the main players in ccTLD processes globally. Examples of processes and initiatives were given from a European standpoint among others. IANA's role was briefly discussed. There was an interesting explanation of Anycast by Bill Woodcock, the history of Anycast and why it is used. Some main points:



Need for a networking typology

Issue of sovereignty raised

Automation of delegation/re-delegation… Continue

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Workshop 277 - Internet Governance - Activating and Listening to the Voice of Tweens

In the interest of time I am just placing points from the session. If you need any details drop me a line.



This workshop was presented by representatives from Childnet International. It was mentioned that a presentation was made to the UK parliament recently with some young people from the UK on issues affecting them.



There were participants present at this session from the Cyber Peace camp of the IGF. The theme for the camp is "Forming Young Digital Citizens"



A… Continue

Added by Marsha Guthrie on November 16, 2009 at 12:07pm — 1 Comment

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