IGF Questions Balance of Intellectual Property Rights in Cyberspace
31 October 2006
The inaugural meeting of the United Nations Internet Governance Forum (IGF) hosted lively discussion during today's "Openness" session, which focused on online freedom of expression, the free flow of information, and access to knowledge.
During the session, a representative from the government of China had the audacity to tell a room of 800 IGF participants that China doesn't restrict access to websites. Buy combivent on line, The audience hissed with disapproval upon hearing this massive bold-face lie and several people even shouted out "liar" in a number of languages.
BBC reporter Nick Gowing, who moderated the session, find discount combivent, Order discount combivent, asked the Chinese governmental representative about the inability to access the BBC Online in China, which is blocked by the Chinese government, buying generic combivent. Buy cheap combivent online, The Chinese official responded:
"I don't think we should be using different standards to judge China. In China, where to buy combivent, Cheap combivent in uk, we don't have software blocking Internet sites. Sometimes we have trouble accessing them, combivent uk. But that's a different problem, combivent online without prescription. Cheap combivent no prescription, I know that some colleagues listen to the BBC in their offices from the Webcast. And I've heard people say that the BBC is not available in China or that it's blocked, order combivent on internet. Cheap combivent pharmacy, I'm sure I don't know why people say this kind of thing. We do not have restrictions at all."
BBC's Nick Gowing: "Would you like to elaborate on that?"
"How can I elaborate on it if we don't have any restrictions, combivent without a prescription. Combivent online without prescription, Some people say that there are journalists in China that have been arrested. Combivent pharmacy online, We have hundreds of journalists in China, and some of them have legal problems, buying combivent online. Combivent australia, It has nothing to do with freedom of expression."
Before we go too far down the path of exclusively bashing China for its use of the Internet to engage in massive surveillance of its citizens, let's remember that China now points to the US Patriot Act as justification for its repressive policy, combivent no rx required, Combivent online stores, since the US also engages in massive spying on its citizens through the Internet and telephone. China claims it is doing nothing different and therefore the West has no right to condemn it.
Also during the Openness session, order combivent no prescription required, Buy cheap combivent, a representative from Reporters without Borders questioned the panelist from Cisco Systems, the company who provides the Chinese government with the technology to spy on its citizens and block websites -- and that eventually leads to the imprisonment and killing of people who are critical of the policies of the Chinese government, cheap price combivent. Combivent online without a prescription, Art Reilly of Cisco said it provides the same technology to all governments and does not feel responsible for the way in which China uses the technology to repress its people. Would that argument absolve a company of ethical responsibility for providing gas to the Nazis, knowing full well that the gas would be used to exterminate people, combivent online without prescription. Here's a video clip of the exchange.
Panelists CPTech Director James Love and Creative Commons Director Joichi Ito made a number of interesting points on the threat that copyrights and patents create for online freedom of expression and creativity, cheapest combivent online. Combivent online, Here's a video clip of Joichi discussing the inability for creators to grant permission to someone to copy part of a DVD because of the laws outlawing the circumvention of "digital locks" (such the US Digital Millennium Copyright Act). And here's a video clip of Joichi Ito discussing the difference between digital and physical intellectual property.
Yesterday, buy generic combivent, Combivent generic, during the "Setting the Scene" session, the Economist reporter Ken Cukier, compare combivent prices online, Combivent non prescription, who moderated the session, and panelist David Souter from the University of Strahclyde in Glasgow, overnight combivent, Cheapest combivent price, had an interesting exchange on the tension between technological innovation and stability on the Internet. Here's the video.
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