Internet content blocking – from collateral damages to better solutions (ISOC) – Flash 09 2017
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?
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.
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).
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)
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- Nicolas Seidler, Internet Society
- Caroline Greer, CloudFlare
- Paul Fehlinger, Internet & Jurisdiction
- Participants from Turkey (tbc)