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IPR & ISPs 3 Strikes and your out rule is deemed unconstitutional in Ireland by court

An interesting development to the 3 strikes rule between the music industry and ISPs after it is ruled unconstitutional in Ireland. This creates problems for Eircom who last year settled out of court with the music industry on the 3 strikes rule, similar to the rule in France and New Zealand.

See the link below on the judement.


Added by David Kavanagh on October 21, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Takeaway from the Audience, Conclusions and Next Steps

EBU is very active in Europe and moving to the on demand media online, where you can see any media at any time. The differences between the traditional tv and this new form is bringing along a convergence. The principles of the EBU are the same as the EuroDIG but maybe different terms, but in fact are the same principles. The economic crisis has had an effect on the dessimination of information due to closures of media agencies.

Youth Forum discussions that need to… Continue

Added by David Kavanagh on September 15, 2009 at 6:14pm — No Comments

Plenary 4: Arrangements for a European IGF and Future EuroDIG Events

There was a discussion that we do not need not to fix issues that do not exist.

The provision of legislation is not required but there is a need for parliamentary focus that need to be;

Must be bottom up

Multi stakeholder approach

Must respect culture and inclusive

Reflect the concerns of Europe

EuroDIG should always happen before the IGF. It will be a European theme and not a European Union theme.

CoE should be a Secretariat for… Continue

Added by David Kavanagh on September 15, 2009 at 4:59pm — No Comments

Plenary 3: The Post -JPA Phase: Towards a Future Internet Governance Model

ICANN says that , accountablity with ICANN is probably higher and better than most other entities.

ICANN says now that the debate is over and security can be instaled and ICANN can move on with it’s work. Accountability and transparency in ICANN has made great progress.

Slobadan from Serbia thinks that ICANN is the only place that such work can be carried out and should be left to the private community to deal with in a multistakeholder approach. I can… Continue

Added by David Kavanagh on September 15, 2009 at 3:44pm — No Comments

Plenary 2: Online Social Media-Governance Issues from a User Perspective

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

Added by David Kavanagh on September 15, 2009 at 3:26pm — No Comments

Plenary 1: Access to content online: Regulation, business models, quality and Freedom of Expression

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

Added by David Kavanagh on September 15, 2009 at 3:08pm — No Comments

Workshop 5 Effective media and literacy for the end-user

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.

The key words of this… Continue

Added by David Kavanagh on September 15, 2009 at 1:20am — No Comments

Workshop 1 End-users access to, and choice in services.

What is Net Neutrality? Why Net Neutrality?

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 — No Comments

Summary of Day One Workshops Reporting In of EuroDIG

1. Stakeholder regulation is the future and not state regulations

2. Fundamental rights to freedom of expression. The CoE needs to work further on the internet

3. User centric driven and user centric regulation. Impact of advertising model on the user unknown in the future.

4. Personal Rights must be strengthened. Worker rights and protections need protection and promoting in the work place.

5. Data retention is against human rights, freedom of… Continue

Added by David Kavanagh on September 14, 2009 at 11:57pm — No Comments

Roundtable of European Parlimentarians

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 — No Comments

EuroDIG Opening Ceremony

The Internet is seen as a place of Liberty and Freedom of Expression as a Human Right by the Council of Europe, that involves more regular contact in an open and sustainable IG discussion. This approach requires the input of a wide range of stakeholders. The Council of Europe has offered to act as a Secretariat for EuroDIG in the future. Is this just the tussling to gain control by governments or a genuine interest in a broad and balanced platform?

OFCOM pointed out that EuroDIG does… Continue

Added by David Kavanagh on September 14, 2009 at 8:26pm — No Comments



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