Internet content blocking – from collateral damages to better solutions (ISOC) – Flash 09 2017

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7 June 2017 | 11:45 - 12:15 | Room Tornimäe I, Swissotel, Tallinn, Estonia
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Session teaser

The use of Internet blocking by governments to prevent access to content deemed illegal is a worldwide and growing trend. What's wrong with it, and how to do better?

Keywords

Blocking, Shutdowns

Session description

The use of Internet blocking by governments to prevent access to content deemed illegal is a worldwide and growing trend. Building on findings from a recent Internet Society paper on Internet content blocking, the session will highlight common drawbacks associated with these measures. Invited guests will provide first-hand accounts of some of the collateral damages from content blocking techniques, as well as tease areas where more constructive solutions could be found.

Format

The session will start with a brief presentation of key findings from the Internet Society paper on Internet content blocking. It will quickly be followed by an interactive exchange with the audience, including a set of key interveners sharing practical insights: cases of collateral damages (CloudFlare), inefficiency of blocks (Turkey) and possible solutions for better cooperation around illegal content (Internet & Jurisdiction).

Further reading

PAPER: Internet Society Perspectives on Internet Content Blocking: An Overview
ARTICLE: A court order blocked pirate sites that weren’t supposed to be blocked
PAPER: Cross-border content takedown (Internet & Jurisdiction)

People

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  • Nicolas Seidler, Internet Society
  • Caroline Greer, CloudFlare
  • Paul Fehlinger, Internet & Jurisdiction
  • Participants from Turkey (tbc)