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Freedom of Connection – Freedom of Expression: The Future Internet in the Larger Legal-Regulatory Ecology. SESERV [Dutton]

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Freedom of Connection – Freedom of Expression: The Future Internet in the Larger Legal-Regulatory Ecology. :: SESERV Workshop Freedom of Connection – Freedom of Expression: The Future Internet in the Larger Legal-Regulatory Ecology. :: SESERV Workshop Presentation Transcript

  • Freedom of Connection – Freedom of Expression:
    The Future Internet in the Larger Legal-Regulatory Ecology
    William H. Dutton
    Oxford Internet Institute (OII)
    University of Oxford
     
    Presentation for the SESERV and Knetworks Seminar and Workshop, St Anne’s College, University of Oxford, 28 June 2011.
  • UNESCO Request to Critically Review Status of Research on Freedom of Expression:
    • Some Pioneering Studies
    • More Advocacy v Research
    • Politically Sensitive (e.g., the McBride Commission established in 1977)
    • Too Narrowly Focused, e.g., Internet Content Filtering
  • The Internet Reconfigures Access in Ways that Can Empower Networked Individuals
    and Frighten Governments
  • Ecology of Choices Shaping Free Expression
  • Technical Innovations:
    Technologies of Disconnection
    Meta-analysis of Internet filtering surveys:
    • Global growth of filtering
    • No single country
    • Variety of Objectives:
    • Political
    • Moral
    • Commercial
    BUT: Potential to Decentralize, e.g.,
    Home Hubs
  • Percentage of Internet Users Across Regions of the World
  • Regions as Percentage of the Worldwide Population of Users
  • Digital Rights
    Access – Freedom of Connection
    Freedom of Expression
    Censorship
    Equality (media literacy)
    Freedom of Information
    Privacy & Data Protection
  • The Global Internet Values Project*
    • Collaboration of OII, INSEAD, and comScore for the World Economic Forum (WEF)
    • Online Global Survey
    • Completed by 5,400 Adult Internet Users
    • Conducted from Oct-Nov 2010
    • 13 countries: Australia/New Zealand, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, India, Mexico, South Africa, Spain, the United States, and the United Kingdom
    *Dutta, S., Dutton, W. H. and Law, G. (2011), The New Internet World: A Global Perspective on Freedom of Expression, Privacy, Trust and Security Online. New York: The World Economic Forum, April. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1810005
  • Emerging Pattern of Findings Supporting Conception of a ‘New Internet World’
  • User-Centric Policy
    • Child Protection Policy
    • Decency: Pornography
    • Libel: Defamation
    • Prevention of Hate Speech
    • Consumer Protection: Fraud
    Copyright Mugley
  • Industrial Policy and Regulation
    • Technology-led Industrial Strategies, support economic growth
    • ICT for Development (ICT4D)
    • Competition Policy
    • IPR: Copyright
    • IPR: Patents
  • Internet Policy
    • Internet Governance and Regulation
    • Domain Names and Numbers
    • Net Neutrality
    • Licensing, Regulation of Service Providers: Intermediaries
    • Internationalised Top-level Domain Names
  • Internet Policy:
    Standard-setting: Identity
  • Security
    • Secrecy, Confidentiality
    • Security against Malware
    • Counter-Radicalisation
    National Security
    Blackberry Use
    WikiLeaks: Confidentiality-Security
  • Ecology of Choices Shaping Free Expression
  • Encouraging Themes for Freedom of Expression
    • Internet Empowering Networked Individuals – Enhancing Freedom of Connection and Expression
    • Worldwide Diffusion and Support for Expression in a New Internet World
    • Major Issues of Human Rights are Increasingly Being Centered on the Internet and Web
    • The Internet Space is not the ‘Wild West’ – much regulation exists
  • Countervailing Themes
    • Freedom of Expression is not an Inevitable Outcome of Technological Innovation
    • Continuing Global and Local Digital Divides in Access and the Production of Content
    • Global Increase in Content Filtering and Censorship
    • Freedom Shaped by Choices in the Wider Ecology of Actors, Objectives and Policies
    • Use of Inappropriate Models for Internet Governance and Regulation threatens to Foster ‘Over-Regulation’, e.g., fear or complacency of the ‘Old Internet World’
  • The Social Nature of Technical Choices?
    Technologies of Connection
    Technologies of Disconnection
    Will Freedom of Expression – Connection Prevail?
    What Social Concerns Will Shape the Future Internet?