The Closing of the Net  "original and valuable"  Times Higher Education

I was honoured to be invited to present at the Ukrainian Internet Governance Forum (IGF) on 30 September. The panel was Internet and Human Rights. I spoke about how blocking and filtering technologies enable interference with freedom of expression and how the collection of communications traffic data engages the right to privacy. It was a great experience to make such a presentation in a country that is

building up its democratic institutions, and seeking to learn how European law functions in this context. I learned that Ukraine is taking its first steps with data protection law, and wants to improve broadband coverage. I also found out that it is being lobbied by the copyright industries who want a new law for enforcement on the Internet, without a court ruling.

My slides were translated into Ukranian which was an interesting challenge as a presenter. The slide pictured is explaining the European Convention on Human Rights – Article 8 – right to privacy, Article 10 - right to freedom of expression, Article 11 – right to freedom of assembly, and Article 6 right to due process. I was pleased to get some very nice feedback and very much enjoyed the day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Copyright Enforcement Enigma tells the story of the 2009 Telecoms Package and how the copyright industries tried to hijack it.

'accurate and absorbing account of the story of the Telecoms Package' -Journal of International Commercial Law and Technology

'...a must read for those interested in knowing in depth about copyright enforcement and Internet.' -Journal of Intellectual Property Rights.  

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Copyright Enforcement Enigma launch, March 2012

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