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Internet Society Hong Kong -- Chapter introduction



Presented at ISOC Open Forum at IGF 2007 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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  • Small place, city of almost 8 million people, part of China But relatively developed economy and an advanced infrastructure High adoption of broadband – GB to the home, etc. So our concerns may be somewhat different from other territories – will come back to that

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  • Internet Society Hong Kong: Chapter introduction Charles Mok Chairman, ISOC HK Nov 14 2007
  • History
    • ISOC HK was formed in 2005
      • Multi-stakeholders but user-focused
      • Co-founders’ backgrounds: ISPs, academic/ education, infrastructure (telecom, domain names etc), IT/security, NGOs, and of course, users
  • Issues of concerns
    • Domain names and Internet governance
    • Formation of Creative Commons Hong Kong
    • Freedom of information and free speech
    • Digital inclusion
    • Security and network continuity
    • Engage and organize user communities: e.g. wikipedians and bloggers
    • Promote Internet and IT to the community
    • Engagement with Internet community in China
  • Key engagements
    • Government advisory committees
      • Digital 21 Strategy Advisory Committee
      • Task Force on Facilitation of Applications for Wireless and Mobile Services and Technology
      • Working Group on Information Security
      • Etc.
    • Responses to Government consultations
      • Legislation on unsolicited electronic messages (spams)
      • Digital 21 Strategy (Hong Kong government’s overall IT strategy)
      • Merger of telecommunications and broadcasting regulatory regimes – “Communications Authority”
      • Digital copyright consultation
      • Domain name administration (.hk)
      • Public service broadcasting
    • Global/regional Internet community
      • APRALO, APNIC, DotAsia
  • Key activities
    • Chinese Wikimedia Conference 2006
      • Co-organizer
    • Digital Solidarity Fund
      • Key supporter for the organizer: Hong Kong Council of Social Services (since 2005)
  • Key activities
    • DomainsAsia:2007
    • Other forums and conferences
      • Unsolicited electronic messages (spams etc.)
      • Telecom and broadcasting regulatory regime
      • Copyright protection in the digital environment
    • Book project
      • Emerging of digital public sphere (ISOC funded)
  • Key future activities
    • “ IT in Re-Fabricating the City”
      • Part of the program of “Hong Kong & Shenzhen Bi-city Biennale of Urbanism/ Architecture”, early 2008
    • HK Bloggers Conference 2008
    • Creative Commons Hong Kong
  • Thank you
    • Charles Mok
    • Chairman
    • Internet Society Hong Kong
    • [email_address]
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