[IRP] IRP Digest, Vol 31, Issue 11

Joy Liddicoat joy
Mon Aug 15 06:59:48 EEST 2011

For those interested: an update on action against the copyright 3 strikes
law in New Zealand: http://3strikes.net.nz/

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Today's Topics:

   1. Re: Problem of abject poverty and hunger (was Re:	Call
      notes...) (Bodle, Robert)


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Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2011 13:27:36 -0400
From: "Bodle, Robert" <Robert_Bodle at mail.msj.edu>
To: parminder <parminder at itforchange.net>,
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Subject: Re: [IRP] Problem of abject poverty and hunger (was Re:	Call
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Thank you Dixie for sending the notes to the meeting. 

Just a semi-quick note ?

I will be attending IGF Kenya and also the Giganet symposium (9/26)
presenting my paper ?Upholding Online Anonymity in Internet Governance:
affordances, ethical frameworks, and regulatory practices.? Looking forward
to working with IRPrs as much as possible throughout the week. 

Re: IRP Workshop on Copyright
I am especially concerned about advanced tracking capabilities put to use by
governments who wish to monitor copyright violators in the Three Strikes Law
(Hadopi) in France, the Digital Economy Act in the UK, and also the legal
challenges to online anonymity/privacy including PROTECT IP in the US, and
the proposed ACTA agreement. Such laws and trade proposals reflect the
growing interest of governments and corporations to protect intellectual
property at a cost - ?a disproportionate violation of citizen?s rights to
communication? (MacKinnon's TED Talk, ?Let's Take Back the Internet,"

Re: Effective Advocacy aka ?business lobby playbook'
I love this, and also note that the punchy principles can help here (e.g.,
sound bites, messaging), as we apply them at various opportunities. 

Re: Solidarity with Somali Refugees
I would support a short statement that reflects some of the listserv
discussion about endemic structural inequities and the role of ICTs, which
can be posted on IRP websites and in a flyer distributed at IGF. (Marianne,
if you spearhead draft, I can add a pair of eyes to it!)

We can also raise awareness through our social media outlets as well as
tabling at the booth. 

I am not sure how to launch fundraising campaigns, but we can make requests
that personal donations be given to other respectable organizations within
IRP communications ? I am aware of this organization
http://www.rescue.org/where/kenya - their work is briefly touched on in this
AP article ?Kenya burdened by famine refugees; rape attacks up?

Two other concerns I have are 1) coordinating with other dynamic coalitions
at IGF and 2) gaining participants for IRP. 

Jenn, Marcin, and I will be working on sprucing up charter site to help in
advocacy, awareness raising, and membership. Would the DRAFT Charter
Commentary be made on Google docs or the new charter blog with digress.it
http://irpcharter.org/wpcharter/ ?

Talk soon,


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Subject: Re: [IRP] Problem of abject poverty and hunger (was Re: Call

On Wednesday 10 August 2011 05:55 PM, Tapani Tarvainen wrote:

On Wed, Aug 10, 2011 at 05:42:06PM +0530, parminder
(parminder at itforchange.net<mailto:parminder at itforchange.net>) wrote:

I do not have time right now to develop
detailed arguments with regard to the specific issue/ crisis at hand, but
for our organisation, the only concern we have with IG is in its
intersection with structural issues of development

What organization?

Sorry, I should have made it clearer. With our organisation I meant, IT for
Change. I would not refer to the IRP group as an organisation, though I
understand that I did leave room for mis-interpretation. parminder

I thought this list was about Internet Rights and Principles, where
development agenda of any kind is not primary at all,

certainly not more so than many other IG issues.

Answering Marianne's latest email, I really do not think that trying to do
something is an irrelevant idea. Perhaps, few things  may be more relevant.
I am very much for it. Only want us to also make an appropriate political
statement both to those suffering the crisis and those assembled at the IGF,
beyond making the required humanitarian gesture.

I will reserve judgement on that for now, just noting that if we are to make
a political statement, it should reflect the group's view, a consensus if
one can be found, and the opportunity should not be used to push for agendas
outside its scope.


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