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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 technology, but the metaphor for the development, democratization and etc.”
Nenad Procic:”We should think of what net neutrality is not”
Ruedi Noser:” Certificated media, certificated information – but not govt control”
The most inspiring contribution during the plenary session was from Alun Michael, who said that internet is fluid and fast, and the pace of development is very fast, therefore we should have minimum legislation (control and restrictions) and maximum response. And it is important to get industry and govts to take net neutrality issue seriously.
The net neutrality workshop started with the attempts to answer a question:”Why net neutrality?”. Then the discussion slept to human rights and human rights on the internet, namely-freedom of expression. With the general conclusion that technology can be neutral but people and organizations are not.
However, there were some insights. Namely, the statement that we should not speak of self regulation or govt regulation, but of cooperative regulation.
The workshop on the internet of things was a real surprise for me, as tit concentarted on copyright issues. So, not the future of internet, but the opportunities for applying current legislative framework for future innovations were at the focus. Interventions of Jean –Jaques Sahel were challenging :
1. Policy should be driven by innovations, and not by old concepts;
2. Copyright is for rewarding of innovators
3. Policy should be focused on maximization of benefits of innovations

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