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The New Social Contract for The Internet

(3) Comments | Posted December 5, 2014 | 2:01 PM

We have reason to rejoice these days. Ever since the world became aware of U.S. policy to surveil Internet users en masse, the ground has shifted under the idea of 'Internet Governance.' This term, if not yet extinct, is at least already outdated.

For many people, 'Internet Governance' was...

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For More Internet, and More Democracy, Forget NetMundial and ICANN

(2) Comments | Posted April 22, 2014 | 12:56 PM

As the Netmundial conference on the future of Internet governance starts, rather than asking "What can we expect from it?", perhaps we might ask instead whether this future might be more promisingly reformed by political, technical and architectural innovations than by a preach to a so-called multistakeholder choir convened in...

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The Asymmetrics, the WEF, ICANN, Brazil, and the 'Little Red Book' of Multistakeholderism

(0) Comments | Posted January 27, 2014 | 6:44 AM

Few weeks ago, candid minds did wonder whether Brazil would challenge the asymmetric US governance over Internet, or be fooled by the 'Asymmetrics', or even accept to be fooled for other 'good' reasons, since president Dilma Rousseff called for a rebalancing of Internet power structure and a full stop to...

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Sacrificing the ICANN Will Not Be Enough for the US to Restore Its Internet Ethics

(0) Comments | Posted November 12, 2013 | 6:08 AM

We were only a few among media to realize, back in 2012, how arrogant and powerful was the US over its dominance of the Internet, and not just its control over the root servers and the domain name management. Policy making was at stake! Since December 2012, we know it...

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Superbugs, Humans and the G8: A Global Reckoning

(0) Comments | Posted June 19, 2013 | 8:22 AM

Let's ask the G8 to consider the case of Ms. D.

She was a mother of six, her youngest child two years old. She caught a cold on a Sunday. The cold weakened her and led to a bacterial pneumonia. It was 1943, and the world was busy making...

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And Now the Second Battle of the Internet

(2) Comments | Posted June 13, 2013 | 12:14 PM

The Verizon or PRISM or Snowden affair marks a turning point in the history -- a very young history -- of the Internet and its governance within the international law landscape. With the facts as overwhelming as they are frightening, they show above all the mighty power of the United...

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The Battle for the Future of the Internet?

(11) Comments | Posted December 2, 2012 | 11:29 AM

The World Conference on International Communications (WCIT-12) begins in Dubai on December 3. Convened by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the UN agency in charge of telecommunications, WCIT-12 looms as a turning point for the Internet's governing rules and economic model. In all, representatives of 193 countries will come together...

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