Posts Tagged “global”

Global challenges on digital rights protection

by Digital Rights LAC on May 7, 2015

As already known, Internet was born and raised in a relatively chaotic manner. And its first “guardians” were the administrators of servers and local area networks. Nobody cared much about privacy while the network did not have many users and companies had not yet matured. A virtually anarchic governance, but running smoothly.

A Key Tool in the Struggle for a Free Internet

by Digital Rights LAC on May 5, 2014

The Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) has published the report Freedom of Expression and the Internet. This report probably constitutes the main legal and constitutional tool to advance the struggle for a free and open Internet in the Americas. By Ramiro (…)  Leer Artículo »


by Digital Rights LAC on April 2, 2014

At the end of last year, I traveled to India to share my time with organizations working on issues related to the ones we work on at Karisma Foundation: human rights in digital environments, including issues of copyright, privacy and access to knowledge issues. This article summarizes some reflections and (…)  Leer Artículo »

NetMundial: what’s new and where does it fit in the Internet Governance environment?

by Digital Rights LAC on March 1, 2014

In April 23 and 24 São Paulo will host the Global Multistakeholder Meeting on the Future of Internet Governance, also called NetMundial, a diplomatic event willing to debate Internet Governance Principles and a roadmap for the future evolution of the Internet Governance Ecosystem. By Joana Varon Despite the series of (…)  Leer Artículo »

WIPO Favoring the Adoption of a Treaty for Broadcasting Organizations

by Digital Rights LAC on March 1, 2014

From 16th to 20th of December, 2013 took place the 26th Session of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR26) at World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Geneva, Switzerland. A session devoted to discussing international instrument proposals for broadcasters, libraries and archives, and educational and research institutions. By Amalia (…)  Leer Artículo »

Useful Fools?

by Digital Rights LAC on March 1, 2014

In December 2013, just when South Africa said its final goodbye to Nelson Mandela, the man who made possible changing the direction of his country, hundreds of people interested in the subject of intellectual property and the way it affects our lives, were attending the third Global Congress on Intellectual (…)  Leer Artículo »

The day we said, “Enough!”

by Digital Rights LAC on March 1, 2014

Activists and civilians throughout the world came together once again to defend our rights from government authorities and their attacks on our privacy. Can we succeed? By Atilio Grimani In 2013, we realized we were being spied on. This was new, for some. Denial: this sort of thing only happens (…)  Leer Artículo »

Copyright and Access to Culture in the Digital Environment

by Digital Rights LAC on December 21, 2013

By, Allan Rocha de Souza The fifteenth century houses important both social and technological transformations, which mark the emergence of a new modern era, with remarkable ruptures with the previous period. The creation of Universities and their independence towards Church, in the late Middle Ages, had already resulted on literacy (…)  Leer Artículo »

Could Brazil become the leader in Internet governance?

by Digital Rights LAC on November 22, 2013

By Claudio Ruiz One of the surprises of the last Internet Governance Forum (IGF) was the emergence of Brazil as a country that could potentially overshadow U.S. dominance in these issues. However, the doubts of making concrete changes to the model persist. As expected, no representative of the government of (…)  Leer Artículo »

IGF 2013: Civil society, human rights and surveillance

by Digital Rights LAC on November 22, 2013

By Gloria Patricia Meneses and Amalia Toledo Two months after the Regional Preparatory Meeting for the Internet Governance in Argentina, took place from 22 to 25 October, the 8th Global Internet Governance Forum in Bali, Indonesia. An event organized annually by the United Nations to promote the dialogue on Internet (…)  Leer Artículo »

Development Agenda in WIPO, the turn for libraries and archives

by Digital Rights LAC on November 22, 2013

By Luisa Fernanda Guzmán Mejía After approving the Marrakesh Treaty, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) will resume the Development Agenda. Now is turn for reviewing the needs of libraries and archives, but will there be political will to do so? Libraries and archives have the mission to collect, preserve (…)  Leer Artículo »

United in the Defense of the Right to Privacy: 13 Principles Against Mass Surveillance

by Digital Rights LAC on October 18, 2013

By Danny O’Brien and Katitza Rodríguez, Civil organizations worldwide call upon UN Member States on the urgent need to comply with their international human rights commitment of protecting their citizens from the dangers posed by mass surveillance of Internet. Activists launch a declaration on Thirteen International Principles against mass surveillance. (…)  Leer Artículo »