Global Initiative Network [GNI] : Laporan Jaringan Inisiatif Global 2012 [Internet, ICT dan Kebebasan Informasi]

In the past year the Global Network Initiative put its principles into action, harnessing the power of its diverse membership—companies, civil society organizations, investors, and academics—to advance freedom of expression and privacy rights worldwide. Highlights include:

  • Seeding a global standard on free expression and privacy rights in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector, with the GNI Principles reflected in draft European Commission guidance, proposed U.S. legislation, and key investor tools including the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. 
  • Defending the open Internet through multi-stakeholder policy engagement:
  1. Collaborating with companies and civil society to block Pakistan’s procurement of a massive Internet filtering system.
  1. Meeting with government officials in Thailand to advocate against the onerous application of intermediary liability.
  2. Slowing the rush to pass the Communications Data Bill in the United Kingdom, overbroad legislation that could undermine UK support for free expression and privacy internationally.
  3. Raising our collective voice in support of legal reforms in India, Russia, Vietnam, and the United States, and on network shutdowns and blocking in India, Syria, and Tajikistan.
  • Deepening relationships with companies across the ICT sector:
  1. Forming a new two-year collaboration with eight global telecommunications companies: Alcatel-Lucent, France Telecom-Orange, Millicom, Nokia Siemens Networks, Telefonica, Telenor, TeliaSonera, and Vodafone.
  2. Working with new companies Websense and Evoca.
  3. Welcoming observer companies Facebook, the world’s largest social network, and Afilias, a key provider of back-end Internet infrastructure.
  • Internationalizing our membership, adding new civil society participants from Azerbaijan and India, and translating our core documents into Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, and Spanish. 
  • Advancing accountability by creating the first independent case review assessment process for ICT companies on freedom of expression and privacy, and accrediting the first set of GNI assessors.
  • Influencing the global debate on human rights in the technology sector:
  1. Publishing “Digital Freedoms in International Law” a report by Ian Brown and Douwe Korff.
  2. Contributing to European Commission consultations and influencing the development of corporate responsibility standards for the ICT sector.
  3. Convening policymakers and experts from government, companies, academia, investors, and civil society at our first Annual Learning Forum.

full report, download here 


Copyright for Librarians : the essential handbook [unduh gratis]

Copyright for Librarians: the essential handbook

Penerbit: Berkman Centre for Internet and Society, diterbitkan 11 Januari 2013.

“Copyright for Librarians” (CFL) is an online open curriculum on copyright law that was developed jointly with Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society.

Re-designed as a brand new textbook, “Copyright for Librarians: the essential handbook” can be used as a stand-alone resource or as an adjunct to the online version which contains additional links and references for students who wish to pursue any topic in greater depth..(sumber: