The discussion turned out to be active and hot, although there were not many new issues raised. In my opinion, the most interesting part of the discussion was the information about the practices and initiatives that are already in place.
The first part of the debates was dedicated to the role and integrity of social network websites in the life of current generation, especially the youth. It turned out that there were a couple of young people in the audience that did not have… Continue
Added by Mojito on September 15, 2009 at 4:30pm —
Regarding the Internet governance model one thing seems to be certain, the ICANN seems to be working quite well as it is and the issues that exist are in the process of being dealt with. There is a possibility that the JPA might be extended, certainly some of the committee members want that but the international Internet community feels that the JPA should be let to expire as it has served it's purpose and it now impedes the ICANN evolve at it's own pace.
The consensus is that one of the… Continue
The Internet is not always public, there is a wide spectrum separating private communication from public communication on the Internet.
Users should be aware of what happen on their online content. They have to be careful with what they publish about themselves and what they don’t. They must be aware of the fact that the information published may be used in different purposes by different actors.
Social networks are a great opportunity for collecting data for marketing…
The use of social networks, do we have control of the content? Even if you are not a member? Can your image be distributed without your consent and what are your rights. The answers to some of these questions are clear while others are unclear.
There is a problem with the identity of people and the inability to identify some people. A person can share images of another without traceability. People think they have the right to take photos and to post on the web. There is the issue of… Continue
Online social media – governance issues from a user perspective.
A very interactive session that raised many aspects of online social media. In particular there were many debates about the young generation – raising the awareness about how careful they should be in what they are doing online. There was an interesting issue about a social pressure on young people - e.g. young people can be even excluded from the society if they are not a part of a social network.… Continue
The idea of legal content is different based on national laws and the idea of legality is evaluated on a national level and national regulations. This causes discrepancies with the cross of jurisdictions.
What is quality of content? Is it a personal or cultural view? Is it the idea on a business model or what different demographics view? Why do we need to have quality of media on the Internet, if we really don’t have these rules for TV or print media for… Continue
Vedran made an interesting comment that people join social nets in order to get security. It is the security of not left out. In order to feel safe we have to belong (to family, group, school, company). Belonging gives sense (very often false) of security. Vederan, could it be applied to the social net.
Another broader reflection is about the current status of our "primal/survival" instinct to see and not to be seen. It is survival instinct in the nature (animals, flowers) as well.… Continue
Below you'll find rather a statement of what I've seen and heard at the first day of EuroDIG.
1.Opening statements by stakeholder group
As was mentioned at the first session, Internet is indeed a space of freedom, a space to learn, play and work. It is an essential tool. There was a question raised if it would it be possible to see a dialogue in IG in the European terms and if there is a desire to work in a bigger group of participants, meaning the multi stakeholder approach.… Continue
Participants of the session agreed that the Internet generally reliable, specially from the technical point of view. At the same time reliable access for every end issuer sometimes is an issue because of local ISPs. But even bigger issue was identified access for new users, because this is a challenge for the future. Safety for the users also leaves a lot of room for improvement.
It was suggested during the session that collaboration in the sector should arose. Co-regulation might… Continue
This workshop took a strange and narrow view of this topic and tried to restrict the workshop to primary and secondary/high school education and audience. As this was not my understanding of what the topic as to cover, it seemed to be self-interests guiding this topic for self-promotion. The focus was on the gap in technology, education and citizen participation and ethical gap, with a breakdown of principle of human rights and rapid interaction on the net.
One thing that one may say for sure about the Internet of 2020 is that we know nothing for sure. We can predict that everything will be changing faster that we predict now. Taking this into account experts of the session were not really trying to imagine how the digital world in 11 years will look like but rather shared some of their ideas about trends.
One of the trends that were discussed a lot was about social networks – a still growing phenomenon of nowadays Internet. Different… Continue
This workshop presented a variety of perspectives but ultimately boiled down to the argument on Co-Regulation. This is in line with my research on the topic, in specific the effectiveness of the Office of Internet Safety (OIS) of Ireland, which is an Executive Agency that has a Multi-stakeholder Advisory Board and works with the ISP association to run… Continue
Added by David Kavanagh on September 15, 2009 at 12:48am —
The roundtable of the European Parliamentarians identifies each by their national identity and roles. It is with this basic need to identify the individual states and the promotion of each state that highlights a major issue with the European Parliament, which is that it is very disjointed in it’s approach. The European Parliament is suppose to work in the interest of the European Union, as a one united entity and not just representing national interests, however, it is the national parliaments… Continue
Added by David Kavanagh on September 14, 2009 at 11:14pm —
The full text of the book An Introduction to Internet Governance (6th edition) is available here. The translated versions in Serbian/BCS, French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian, Chinese, and Portuguese are also available for download.