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Internet Governance

Google News Leaves Spain: a Story of Corruption and Ignorance

Enrique Dans | Posted 12.15.2014 | World
Enrique Dans

This has once again highlighted the corruption that has come to characterize this country, whereby just about anybody with the money can dictate their terms to the government, where newspapers will sell their editorial line in return for government cash and where the government has no idea about what the Internet really is and doesn't care anyway.

If ICANN Doesn't Keep Registrars Honest, Who Will?

John Horton | Posted 11.05.2014 | Technology
John Horton

Last week, The Wall Street Journal detailed the challenges that drug safety authorities like the FDA face when tackling the illegal and unsafe distrib...

Toward a Positive Cyber Peace

Scott J. Shackelford | Posted 08.23.2014 | Technology
Scott J. Shackelford

Defining and fostering cyber peace is no easy feat; in fact, it has been said that "achieving and maintaining cyber-peace can be as demanding as starting a cyberwar."

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

Jean-Christophe Nothias | Posted 06.22.2014 | Technology
Jean-Christophe Nothias

As the Netmundial conference on the future of Internet governance starts, rather than asking "What can we expect from it?", 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 Sao Paulo.

No, Russia Isn't About To Take Over Your Internet: Protecting Internet Freedom From Both Simplistic Defenders, Internet Restricting Countries

Edward J. Black | Posted 06.03.2014 | Technology
Edward J. Black

Let there be no mistake: the future and openness of the Internet is of paramount importance. Unfortunately, recent headlines could easily lead someon...

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

Jean-Christophe Nothias | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Jean-Christophe Nothias

Giving away the ICANN might please a few; the Swiss, the Brazilians, and the usual faithful digital US allies such as the Swedish and British, but what's about the Germans, the French and other Europeans, not to mention the Africans and Asians. As the single market for Telecom in Europe is at stake these days, the Europeans might have a serious talk.

Marco Civil: Brazil's Push to Govern the Internet

T.A. Ridout | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
T.A. Ridout

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is staking out a leadership role for Brazil on the contentious issue of Internet governance. She has prioritized certain legislation amid revelations of widespread electronic espionage by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA).

And Now the Second Battle of the Internet

Jean-Christophe Nothias | Posted 08.13.2013 | World
Jean-Christophe Nothias

The worldwide digital space is in danger. We, the citizens of the world, are equally in danger. We need a better and more truly democratic multistakeholder model and we want governments to be bounded by treaties to obey international law when most needed.

The Coming Age of Internet Sovereignty?

Scott J. Shackelford | Posted 03.12.2013 | Technology
Scott J. Shackelford

In few places on Earth is censorship undertaken more vigorously than it is in the People's Republic of China. But what does such censorship mean for the rest of the world's Internet users?

The Open Internet Is Threatened by UN's Closed-door Meeting in Dubai

Don Tapscott | Posted 02.03.2013 | Technology
Don Tapscott

Letting an obscure "one vote per country" UN technical agency decide who does what next in the Internet's development is the antithesis of what the Internet has achieved.

The Battle for the Future of the Internet?

Jean-Christophe Nothias | Posted 02.01.2013 | Technology
Jean-Christophe Nothias

Singing from the same songbook as Web juggernaut Google, the U.S. government is strongly opposed to any changes to the International Telecommunication Regulations, arguing the Internet has nothing to do with 'traditional' telecommunications -- and that freedom is at stake.

Internet Governance, or Just Governing the Internet?

Leslie Harris | Posted 09.04.2012 | Technology
Leslie Harris

Getting policy right for the Internet requires input from a range of stakeholders, including Internet users themselves. It is time to put aside semantics about whether the words "Internet governance" are in the preparatory documents for the World Conference on International Telecommunications.

Tech Companies Discuss Governments' Push to Control Internet

Edward J. Black | Posted 08.13.2012 | Technology
Edward J. Black

While the Internet has faced various threats in its young life, countries that appreciate the economic and societal benefits are waking up to the very real threat of international governmental control.

UN's ITU Could Become Next Internet Freedom Threat

Edward J. Black | Posted 05.09.2012 | Technology
Edward J. Black

Some of the lessons learned from the dangers of legislation like SOPA should be the need for forbearance and a well-researched, multi-stakeholder derived policy to avoid unintended consequences.

Internet Governance at a Crossroads

Joe Waz | Posted 03.16.2012 | Technology
Joe Waz

Because the Internet eludes the grasp of government, often by working around it, censorship of Internet speech has proven difficult, as the global tumult in repressive government regimes bears witness.

Global ‘Internet Treaty' Proposed

Telegraph | Claudine Beaumont, Technology Editor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Deal would enshrine in law the founding principles of open standards and net neutrality, and protect the web from political interference. ...