“We declare our common desire and commitment to build a people-centred, inclusive and development oriented Information Society, where everyone can create, access, utilize and share information and knowledge, enabling individuals, communities and peoples to achieve their full potential in promoting their sustainable development and improving their quality of life, premised on the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations and respecting fully and upholding the Universal Declaration of Human Rights...”
World Summit on Information Society, Declaration of Principles, Document WSIS-03/GENEVA/DOC/4-E, 12 December 2003, Para 1.
Threats to Information Society (Developing Countries)
Practically Dealing with Divide & Effective Use of ICT
Policy Framework Appropriate balance: incentives and social benefits & public domain
IP on Internet Presents opportunities & challenges – ease of reproduction and distribution
Increased Protection Technology (limit or block access, monitor and record use of works) Law (expansion of subject matter, rights and term of protection, increased enforcement)