The whole family of internet self-governing bodies are busy preparing their takes on how to reign the future Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA). As a coordinator of core infrastructure services for naming (ICANN), numbering (Regional Internet Registries) and standardisation (IETF), IANA has been in the middle of quite some fights. This one
Copyright reform in the EU has been elusive for years. Now a new Commissioner coming from a quite different field of expertise has the mandate to cut the Gordian knot. Yet, experts like Monica Horten doubt that this will ever happen. This is why.
The way we handle digital assets post-mortem is a young field of inquiry and it is researcher Edina Harbinja's sandbox. Journalist Philippa Warr takes a look at the issues.
The recently-released report of the French Conseil d’Etat emphasises the ‘two faces’ of the internet vis-à-vis fundamental rights, and calls for fifty ‘digitally-suited’ legal measures. Comment by Francesca Musiani, member of the French Commission on Rights in the Digital Age.
Will the Canada-EU Trade Agreement (CETA) fail just like the notorious Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement? Despite many positive aspects, the trade deal might fail to get a majority approval in the European Parliament because of the much debated Investor State Dispute Settlement provisions.
When ‘governance’ started rhyming with ‘government’, Turkish activists thought, "it’s time to organise an alternative conference alongside the official UN Internet Governance Forum (IGF)". Read this interview with three organisers of the Internet Ungovernance Forum , which took place in Istanbul on 4-5 September 2014.
The representatives of internet firms at this year's Internet Governance Forum referred to transparency, human rights and privacy. But when searching for those guilty of surveillance, they exclusively pointed to governments and not to their own policies.
Facebook announced a first zero-service in 2010, but at this year's Internet Governance Forum in Istanbul, it was Wikipedia who had to defend itself against network neutrality advocates.
A picture taken by a money has erupted into a transatlantic copyright row and brought focus on the world’s largest database of public domain images.
Cryptocurrencies have now become commonplace in the online world. Although most of the media attention is focused on decentralised payment systems, the true revolution is happening at a much deeper level, argue Primavera de Filippi and Raffaele Mauro.