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Diplo IG debates 2009

This group aims to start the discussion about the four themes that will be debeted in the IGF in Diplo IG debates.

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It´s with great pleasure that I invite you to take part on the group Diplo IG debates 2009!

The IG Debates will be hold in the IGF by Diplo. The idea is to provoke open discussions on major controversial issues, providing a battleground for conflicting opinions and arguments. Last year in Hyderabad Diplo IG debates were a remarkable success. The participants presented high level arguments and caught the attention of other IGF attendees.

How will it work?
Four statements will be provided and there will be two groups per statement, one for it, and the other against it. They will be able to present their arguments and in the end the audience will vote to approve or reject the motion.

What is the aim of this group?
To coordinate the participation on the debates, exchanging views and arguments about the four issues that will be presented for discussion in the IGF.

Who can participate?
Any person interested in IG. Even if you are not going to be present in the IGF for the live debate, you´ll be able to strenghten the arguments of the group of speakers, by presenting your views "for" or "against" the motions.

Take a stance: argue "in favor" or "against". Test your position in a controversial discussion! Join the IG Debate!

Discussion Forum

Motion 2: Team 1 takes the position that cloud computing presents more risks than actual benefits for Internet users 4 Replies

Cloud Computing is a paradigm in which information is permanently stored in servers on the Internet and cached temporarily in client storage. Texts, videos, e-mails and applications will be stored…Continue

Started by Marília Maciel. Last reply by Marília Maciel Jan 4, 2010.

Motion 4: Team 1 takes the position that Net Neutrality must be preserved to protect Internet users rights to access to the services and applications that they choose. 1 Reply

According to the US Federal Communications Commission, basic principles of Internet access guarantee that consumers/users are entitled to access the lawful Internet content of their choice, run the…Continue

Started by Marília Maciel. Last reply by Virginia (Ginger) Paque Dec 23, 2009.

Motion 3: Team 1 takes the position that “three strikes” regulation is a valid and effective way to protect copyright 1 Reply

The policies and regulation against the sharing of copyright protected material on the Internet are getting stricter. In the beginning there were legal and economic sanctions, such as fines. Then,…Continue

Started by Marília Maciel. Last reply by Marília Maciel Dec 6, 2009.

Motion 1: Team 1 takes the position that the Affirmation of Commitments will reinforce multistekeholder participation and accountability and will improve policy-making process in ICANN

On September 30, 2009, the Joint Project Agreement (JPA) that bound the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to the US Department of Commerce ended. On October 1, ICANN…Continue

Started by Marília Maciel Nov 5, 2009.

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Comment by Marília Maciel on December 6, 2009 at 5:02pm
Hello all!

I would like to thank very much all those who have been involved in Diplo IG debates this year, especially our debaters and the group of bright young people that have voted on the motions and raised interesting points for further debate. I would also like to thank Pete and Tim for coordinating social reporting and the youth corner.

We managed to discuss two of the motions, about cloud computing the three strikes regulation. The brief summary of the points raised during the debate is under each motion listed above.

Thanks Pete for sharing your notes about cloud computing, that I take the liberty to mostly reproduce.

If you believe that anything is missing, please feel free to add comments!
Comment by Marília Maciel on November 6, 2009 at 8:30pm
Hello Aminou! Great to hear from you!

I would like to invite the group to add their posts to the four motions proposed. What do you think about them?

These are all controversial and timely issues that may affect Internet governance and our daily lives on the forthcoming years!
Comment by AMINOU NDALA on November 6, 2009 at 10:40am
I will be part of it

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