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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

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.

GS1 6 June 11:00-12:00
Content Regulation and the Internet
As the Internet becomes a mass medium and as broadband networks capable of delivering audio and video become more affordable, governments are growing increasingly concerned about illegal, adult, or harmful content being distributed over the Internet. In many cases, they are responding to parents' concerns about the need to protect children. In other cases, government seek to repress "subversive" political speech or harmful content being distributed over the Internet. In many cases, they are responding to parents' concerns about the need to protect children. In other cases, government seek to repress "subversive" political speech.
Moderator: Peng Hwa Ang, Nanyang Technological Univ. Singapore
Panelists: Title of Presentation
Peter Coroneos, Internet Industry Assn, Australia
Jacques Berleur, Institut d'Informatique, Cellule interfacultaire de Technology Assessment (CITA), BELGIUM
Richard Swetenham, European Commission, Information Society DG, Luxemburg
Parry Aftab, Cyberangels USA
Michael Geist, Univ. of Ottawa, Canada
GS2 6 June 14:00-15:30
Global Cyberdemocracy? Civil Society participation in global policy
Globalization in areas like e-commerce, trade, environment, and law Globalization in areas like e commerce, trade, environment, and law enforcement has been accompanied by growth in frameworks for global coordination. For the most part, these organizations unite governments and/or industry. Is there is role for civil society (non-profit, non-governmental voluntary associations)? What models and practices are emerging?
Chair: Shalini Venturelli, George Washington University USA
Steven Clift, Democracies Online, USA Revitalizing Politics: From the Very Local Level to Global Affairs.
Hans Klein, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA ICANN and Global Democracy
Karl Auerbach, ICANN Director At Large, The ICANN At Large Membership
Christine Maxwell, ISTF Chiliad, France ICANN Director at Large
GS36 June 16:00-17:30
The Role of International Organizations in Accelerating the Internet and e-Business
The Internet was "born global." It is not constrained by national boundaries and often by-passes national regulations. As a result, in recent years various international organizations have launched efforts to facilitate the growth of the Internet by addressing key policy issues and by promoting e-business and other uses of the Internet. This panel will examine the roles of the World Trade Organization, UNESCO, and other intergovernmental organizations as well as those of private sector groups such as the Global Business Dialogue on E-business and the Global Internet Project.
Moderator: Mike Nelson
Mark Engelman, Domain Network
P.D. Kaushik, Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, India
Stéphane Ducable, Alcatel, France
Phillipe Queau, UNESCO, France UNESCO's Internet programs
GS4 7 June 11:00-12:30
International Development Slam
Back by popular demand, this lively and interactive session allows any participant three minutes at the microphone to propose a plan, project, or policy to speed up the spread of the Internet. The audience votes on the best plan.
Moderator: Izumi Aizu
GS57 June 14:00-15:30
Privacy and surveillance in Cyberspace
Governments are growing increasingly concerned about the use of the Internet for criminal activities and are starting to take steps to ensure that law enforcement agencies can intercept and read digital communications. Internet users concerned about the privacy of their communications are vigorously opposing government regulations that would give the police and others access to their e-mail. How best to reconcile these conflicting goals?
Moderator: David Sobel, EPIC (Nelson)
Ravi Kumar Dhar, Punjam Agricultural Univ, India
GS67 June 1600
E-commerce Case Studies
What is the state of e-commerce outside of the US? Wireless services, government intervention, and new models for e-commerce in Asia will be covered.
Moderators: Madanmohan Rao <>
Hong Liang Hiew, Murdoch U, Australia 3G Wireless Services for E-commerce
Lee Si-Si, Lora, Nanyang Tech. Univ, Singapore Role of government in Singapore's business-tobusiness Internet commerce development
Juan Zapardiel, Spanish Government, Spain E-commerce: new challenges to the European Tax system
Rex Hughes, University of Washington

[PC] PC member
[S] Speaker
[P] Panelist
[PM] Panel Moderator
[SO] Session Organizer
[SC] Session Chair
[D] Demonstrator
[DA] Demonstration Assistant
[KS] KeyNote speaker
[KP] KeyNote panelist