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[liberationtech] Civil Society Statement on the "eG8" - Which org's can make translations in Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Arabic

Ermanno Pietrosemoli ermanno at ula.ve
Sat May 21 05:46:33 PDT 2011


EsLaRed is willing to contribute with the Spanish translation of the document.
We are working on it.
Regards,
Ermanno

On Sat, May 21, 2011 at 1:10 PM, 10 com <10com at operamail.com> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
>
> There are now translations in French and German of the draft.
> Urgently needed, to our opinion, are translations in Spanish, Chinese,
> Russian, Arabic.
>
> We are willing to do the co-ordination of the translation-project, but have
> to contact accessnow.org first on it.
>
> J. Emma vd Steen
> 10COM
> aims for a set of principe rulings & measures to make the European Union and
> it's citizens fit for the Age of Digital
>
> http://10com.eu
>
> twitter @10comm
> --
> 10 com
> 10com at operamail.com
>
> On Fri, 20 May 2011 17:52 -0400, "Jochai Ben-Avie" <jochai at accessnow.org>
> wrote:
>
> Hi everyone,
>
>
>
> Many of you may be aware that next week the G8 will be meeting in France.
> President Sarkozy – who holds the rotating G8 Presidency this year – has
> organized an “eG8” immediately before the G8summit, with a view to shaping
> the G8 agenda regarding key global internet policy issues. Indded, this is
> the first year that the internet’s role in society and the economy is
> explicitly on the G8 agenda.
>
>
>
> To express our concerns about this event a number of organizations have put
> together and signed a civil society statement (full text below) including
> Access, Reporters without Borders, EFF, Witness, Mobile Active, May
> First/People Link, The Guardian Project, Digital Democracy, ATTAC, LQDN,
> EDRi, APC, Movements.org and Open Rights Group.
>
>
>
> Other organizations wish to sign? Please send me an email by this Monday,
> May 23rd. Full text of the letter is below and at:
> https://www.accessnow.org/Civil-Society-Statement-to-G8
>
>
>
> If there are individuals who want to support efforts to influence the G8,
> please consider signing Access’ petition around this campaign:
> https://www.accessnow.org/g8-protect-the-net
>
>
>
> Thanks so much.
>
>
>
> Cheers,
>
> Jochai
>
>
>
> --
>
> Jochai Ben-Avie
> Access | Policy Analyst
> https://www.AccessNow.org
> jochai at accessnow.org
> +1-888-414-0100 x704 (tel)
> JochaiBen-Avie (skype)
>
>
>
>
>
> DRAFT Civil Society Statement to the e-G8 and G8
>
>
>
> The signatories of this statement are representatives of civil society from
> around the world working towards the promotion of Internet freedom, digital
> rights, and open communication.
>
>
>
> We understand that the French Presidency of the G8 is holding a G8 internet
> meeting -- the "e-G8 Forum" -- immediately before the G8 Summit in
> Deauville, with a view to shaping the agenda of the G8 Summit regarding key
> global internet policy issues. This meeting is significant in that this is
> the first year that the internet’s role in society and the economy is
> explicitly on the G8 agenda.
>
>
>
> As key world leaders, your policies have a major influence on internet
> policy globally. Regrettably, certain policies being implemented in the most
> developed economies are undermining the open and neutral internet -- the
> very qualities that represent the essence of its democratic and economic
> potential. We believe that G8 Member States should use the e-G8 meeting as
> an opportunity to publicly commit to expanding internet access for all,
> combating digital censorship and surveillance, limiting online intermediary
> liability, and upholding principles of net neutrality.
>
>
>
> Internet Access for All
>
> We are particularly concerned about the increasing trend of nations cutting
> off citizens’ access to the Internet and mobile networks in times of crisis,
> as Egypt, Libya, Iran, China, Nepal, and Burma have all done. In many if not
> all of these countries, we see how important access to the Internet is as a
> gateway to a plethora of others civil, political, and fundamental human
> rights.
>
>
>
> Many G8 countries are actively pursuing policies that would similarly seek
> to restrict and control access; these policies legitimize actions of
> repressive regimes and threaten the core of the internet economy. As many
> nations endeavor to improve basic and universal access, the increase of
> restrictive policies in both the developed and developing world is a
> regressive and deeply worrying trend.
>
>
>
> Freedom from Online Censorship & Surveillance
>
> Simultaneously, repressive regimes are harnessing the internet’s power for
> their own purposes, often with the help of multinational corporations based
> in G8 countries. We urge you to end the sale of these technologies both at
> home and abroad, and put an end to these gross invasions of user privacy and
> security.
>
>
>
> Online Intermediary Liability and Intellectual Property
>
> To defend freedom of speech online it is critical that we resist mounting
> pressure from the entertainment industry and other sectors to impose greater
> intermediary liability on online service providers for the actions of their
> users (e.g., HADOPI and ACTA).
>
>
>
> In this regard, we urge you to follow the example of the Brazilian
> government’s Principles for the Governance and Use of the Internet,
> specifically #7 which reads: “All action taken against illicit activity on
> the network must be aimed at those directly responsible for such activities,
> and not at the means of access and transport, always upholding the
> fundamental principles of freedom, privacy and the respect for human
> rights.”[1]
>
>
>
> Net Neutrality
>
> We further call on you to codify and commit your nations to protecting net
> neutrality -- the principle that all web traffic should be treated on an
> equitable basis no matter where it originated or the type of data being
> transmitted.
>
>
>
> These are some of the key Internet governance issues which we feel merit and
> require the attention of the G8. We also draw your attention to two
> comprehensive declarations of principles we believe should guide nation
> states in Internet governance:
>
>
>
> ●      The 10 Internet Rights and Principles developed under the aegis of
> the Internet Rights and Principles Coalition[2].
>
> ●      Assembly Declaration of the right of Communication, written at the
> World Social Forum 2011.[3]
>
>
>
> We would also like to highlight our concerns regarding the planning of the
> e-G8. We join our voices to the Internet Governance Caucus[4] which
> expresses our collective concern about the lack of representation of civil
> society at the e-G8 and G8 meetings this year.
>
>
>
> Contrary to current best practices in policymaking, the invite list has been
> limited primarily to representatives of government and corporate leaders,
> who already enjoy disproportionately large influence over Internet
> regulation. Specifically, we are deeply concerned that corporate interests
> will dominate discussions at the e-G8 and G8 summits; issues like strict
> intellectual property enforcement and increasing online intermediary
> liability seem likely to take primacy over citizen-centered policies like
> net neutrality, Free Software, and combating online censorship.
>
>
>
> As corporations pay $100,000 for seats at the e-G8 table, few
> representatives of civil society are present to advocate for the priorities
> of citizen-users of the world. We are at a critical point in the history of
> the Internet and the struggle for human rights. As the elected leadership of
> some of the world’s most powerful nations, we urge you to act now to uphold
> and defend the principles of digital rights and internet freedom, not just
> for your citizens, but for people all over the world.
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> ________________________________
>
> [1]The full document of which is available
> at: http://www.cgi.br/english/regulations/resolution2009-003.htm
>
> [2]The English version is available
> here: http://internetrightsandprinciples.org/node/397 and in French
> here: http://internetrightsandprinciples.org/node/400
>
> [3]http://fsm2011.org/en/the-right-to-inform-and-be-informed
>
> [4] http://www.igcaucus.org/open-letter-president-sarkozy-eg8-meeting-plan
>
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