Saturday, 21 May 2011

Internet Governance Part VIII

While the eG8 may well be Sarko's attempt to impose censorship on the Internet, we can at least be glad that personal data-peddling Google is opposed (and still means something in the US and UK at least), and that the Council of Europe appears to be allowing Wolfgang Kleinwachter's study group's Internet governance principles through - which largely agree with the Obama White House document of last week, and Neelie's rhetoric too. So the governments of the West are at least rhetorically in favour of a free Internet...
Meanwhile, for Europeans and Americans, here's a primer on how the infamous Norwich Pharmacal orders work...

Net neutrality in Europe: Streisand Effect and Twitter Joke Trial

Net neutrality in Europe: Streisand Effect and Twitter Joke Trial: "I suppose this will be used by the judiciary as evidence for the Prosecution against the open Internet - the footballer's attempt to sue Twi..."

Sunday, 8 May 2011

3rd Human Rights in Asia Conference 2nd - 4th of June 2011

Registration open for The 3rd Human Rights in Asia Conference 2-4 June 2011- five main subject areas:
Panel Discussion on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information 
(In Memory of Kevin Boyle)
Amnesty International UK, London, 2nd June 2011, 17.30 -20.00.
Contextualising Human Rights in Asia 
Indonesian Embassy, London, 
3rd June 2011, 09.30 – 12.00.
Good Governance and the Rule of Law 
Daiwa Foundation, London, 
3rd of June 2011, 14.00 – 17.30.
University of Essex, Colchester 
4 June 2011, 10.00 – 13.00.
Trade, Business, Development and Human Rights 
14.00 – 17.30.