Roundtable Goals and RIPE Community Concerns

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21 February 2012, RIPE NCC Roundtable, Brussels

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Roundtable Goals and RIPE Community Concerns

  1. 1. Roundtable Goalsand RIPE CommunityConcernsChris BuckridgeExternal Relations Officer, RIPE NCC
  2. 2. RIPE NCC’s Roundtable Meeting Goals• Continue building the relationship between government and the technical community• Inform government about RIPE NCC activities and developments• Speak to government about government-related issues of concern to the RIPE communityChris Buckridge, 21 February 2012 2
  3. 3. Some current issuesof concern...
  4. 4. IP Legislation• Intellectual property legislation – SOPA/PIPA [proposed US legislation] – Now dropped, but initially included technical provisions for DNS redirection that would have had broken DNSSEC – ACTA (Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement) – Signed by EU – “Lack of transparency” noted by EP rapporteurChris Buckridge, 21 February 2012 4
  5. 5. RIPE Community Concerns• Technical provisions written into legislation – e.g. DNS elements in SOPA language – Risk of unintended technical consequences• Increasing Internet intermediary liability – Many RIPE NCC members are ISPs – RIPE NCC itself at risk? (as RIPE Database operator)Chris Buckridge, 21 February 2012 5
  6. 6. RIPE Community Goals• More / better communication between government and tech community – Allow the technical community to craft technical solutions• Greater cooperation in determining guidelines for Internet intermediary liability – e.g. work ongoing in OECDChris Buckridge, 21 February 2012 6
  7. 7. Open Internet Governance• Ensuring the continued evolution of open Internet governance processes – Internet Governance Forum, regional IGF events (EuroDIG, Arab IGF) – Public Private Partnerships, formal public consultations – Effective communication channels to ensure appropriate community involvement in policy development, drafting of legislationChris Buckridge, 21 February 2012 7
  8. 8. RIPE Community Concerns• ITU International Telecommunications Regulations (ITRs) revision – New emphasis on Internet – Multistakeholderinvolvement vital in drafting such an important documentChris Buckridge, 21 February 2012 8
  9. 9. RIPE Community Goals• Continued multistakeholder support for the IGF and regional events – Maintain role as non-decision-making status, while facilitating greater participation from all sectors and regions• Coordination with the public sector in relation to ITR revision – RIPE NCC a Sector Member of ITU-T and ITU-D; keen to work with State Members from our service regionChris Buckridge, 21 February 2012 9
  10. 10. Questions?

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