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The Internet Global Summit - A Net Odyssey - Mobility and the Internet

The 11th Annual Internet Society Conference
5-8 June 2001 - Stockholmsmässan - Stockholm, Sweden

Governance and Regulation Summit

Summit Commitee: Hans Klein, Michael Nelson, Izumi Aizu

Governance and Regulation Summit The Governance summit will include panels and presentations on content regulation and censorship, intellectual property and peer-to-peer networks, ICANN, a policy slam on Internet development, and reports from international organizations and businesses.

6 June Plenary Session 9:15-10:30
The Quest for Global Self-Regulation
From new Top-level Domain to Napster and Hate speech, Internet is facing difficult and inevitable global challenges. As people can interact, trade and work together globally with minimal cost instantly over the Net, such traditional frameworks as national border, tax and duty, censorship, and copyright are not as effectively functioning as before. What can we do, then? One answer is self-regulation. But as ICANN's recent At-Large membership director election illustrates, enforcing effective self- regulation not an easy task. At this panel, we will examine how much (rough) consensus we have.
Moderator: Hans Klein, Georgia Tech. USA
Carl Bildt, Chair, ICANN At-Large Membership Study Committee (Sweden)Former Prime Minister of Sweden
Ola-Kristian Hoff, Director, Europe for ICRA (Internet Content Rating Association)
Mark Rotenburg, Executive Director, Electronic Privacy Information Center (U.S.A.)
Jeanette Hofman, Wissenschaftzentrum Berlin (WSB), Germany
8 June Plenary Session 11:00
Intellectual Property Debate
Does information want to be free or does it want to be expensive? Many musicians, movie studios, publishers, and software makers fear that Napster, Gnutella, Freenet, and similar Internet services threaten their ability to control their intellectual property. Content creators are fighting back with court challenges and new laws, such as the Digital Millennium Copyright Act in the United States. This session will be a formal debate over the whether in the future the Internet will increase or decrease the capability of content owners to control and charge for their copyrighted material. At the end, an audience poll will determine which side won the argument.
Chair: David Maher, ISOC
John Perry Barlow, Electronic Frontier Foundation, USA
Alan Dixon, IFPI, UK
Patrik Faltstrom, Cisco Sweden

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