[IRP] Invitations to Freedom of Expression Coalition meeting today at 4.30
Wed Sep 28 10:40:42 EEST 2011
I spam a bit to this list in order to invite you all to participate in
today's freedom of expression coalition meeting (in person or remotely)
focusing on similar themes, as IRP coalition.
Hoping to see you all there!
On Tue, 27 Sep 2011 14:23:23 +0100, Dixie Hawtin
<Dixie at global-partners.co.uk> wrote:
> Great! Thanks Robert!
> Just to clarify: the informal meeting will be on Thursday from 1:30 -
> (during the lunch break). I will email the secretariat and ask if we can
> use an empty meeting room, otherwise I will find another venue and email
> to the list so that we don't risk losing anyone!
> From: Bodle, Robert [Robert_Bodle at mail.msj.edu]
> Sent: 27 September 2011 13:34
> To: Dixie Hawtin; irp at lists.internetrightsandprinciples.org
> Subject: RE: Informal IRP meeting
> Great job running the workshop Dixie! (Sorry we miss you at lunch at the
> Old Cafe. Looking forward to meeting tomorrow).
> I also want to announce to the listserv the launch of the new website to
> highlight and annotate the Charter of Internet Rights & Principles so
> it can be an inclusive living document!
> From: irp-bounces at lists.internetrightsandprinciples.org
> [irp-bounces at lists.internetrightsandprinciples.org] On Behalf Of Dixie
> Hawtin [Dixie at global-partners.co.uk]
> Sent: Tuesday, September 27, 2011 7:48 AM
> To: irp at lists.internetrightsandprinciples.org
> Subject: [IRP] Informal IRP meeting
> Dear IRP list,
> First of all a big thank you to everyone who attended and participated
> our formal meeting! I think it was an important and useful addition to
> wider movement around rethinking copyright and its impact on human
> With regards to the informal IRP meeting, we lost many people on the way
> to lunch, so we were able to brainstorm abit about what we need to
> - but if people are willing, I would like to suggest that we have
> informal meeting later in the week which more people can attend and we
> hopefully get more views and perspectives. I'd like to suggest that we
> arrange a meeting in one of the rooms during Thursday lunch period from
> 1:30pm (so everyone can have their lunch before the meeting, and that
> leave us with one hour to discuss IRP issues before the afternoon
> begin. Please let me know if this works for everyone.
> From the smaller meeting we just had now there are two main issues for
> 1. The organisation of the IRP and organising en election process.
> We spoke about various ways of trying to develop an enhanced
> secretariat-type structure for the IRP, in order to ensure that we have
> small committed group of individuals who are able to drive our
> Suggestions included transforming our current steering committee of 13
> members, into a smaller group of 3 or 4 members. Another suggestion was
> have two co-chairs who would each sit for two years - so that every year
> have one new co-chair and one continuing chair (as the IGC is currently
> 2. Priorities for the next year
> We spoke about the fact that as an entirely volunteer-driven coalition
> have limited resources and that the most productive strategy would be to
> select a discrete area for thr IRP to work within and have an impact. We
> discussed the Charter and many people felt that the current document is
> useful internally and for clarifying our thinking and building
> but that the 10 IRPs are far easier to engage with a broader audience.
> idea came up that over the next year (or more) we could make our main
> activity to engage with the different principles initiatives that are
> coming out in different forums and by different actors - using the 10
> - and to try and ensure that these all are inline with human rights
> standards and the thinking that we have done in this area. Copyright was
> suggested an issue that will come up in many of these discussions (so it
> useful for us to think through our approach in this area) and something
> that we may want to come back to in future ye
> Anyways, this was just an initial meeting to discuss possible way of
> working and activities, but it would be wonderful if we can have a
> discussion on Thursday. Please let us know if you can attend. Or if you
> cannot but have some thoughts you would like to share please send them
> through on the list.
> Thanks again!
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