Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Argentina Says No to Internet censorship: "No SOPA, or PIPA, or other types of censorship"

(By Edward M. Aguirre - @ EduAguirre) In Spain, the Sinde Law, Law U.S. SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and Act Pipa (IP Protect Act), imminent dangers to freedom of expression and the Internet in general as global channel flow of information, and establishing mechanisms of control over that traffic. The Argentina Internet Camera has set out its position.

Cabase is the camera that Argentina brings together companies that provide Internet access services, Telephony, Datacenter Solutions and online content, including a few days ago and has established its position on the ten principles deemed essential to the full development of Internet in Argentina, although clearly applicable to any country in the world and that clearly contradict the spirit of laws that are intended to "fight piracy", but clearly give powers to government agencies to monitor, identify and discriminate the information circulating in the network. Bills in the last days of 2011 deserved the rejection and repudiation of the community connected, but in any case not have been removed and there are those who exert strong pressures on the U.S. Congress to actually be approved.

This begs the Cabase its position:

1. Respect for individual freedoms and human rights
Internet use should be promoted under the principles of respect for freedom of expression, access to information, privacy, free association and other recognized human rights, taking into account that the Internet is an essential tool for conducting them and for the formation of a free, fair and democratic.

2. Diversity
Cultural diversity and plurality of individual beliefs and ideas should be respected and preserved, and its expression must be stimulated by technical innovation, discouraging the imposition of dogmas, customs, or particular values ​​in the network.

3. Democratic governance and regulation and collaborative use
Governance and regulation of various aspects of the Internet must be exercised in a transparent, multilateral and democratic, with participation of various sectors of society, preserving and promoting their collective creative character.

4. Universal access and digital inclusion
Internet access must be universal to be constituted as a tool for human development, social and economic development, contributing to the formation of an inclusive and nondiscriminatory, for the benefit of all. Everyone should be able to receive the education necessary to make good use of the Internet, and achieve their potential.

5. Innovation
It should encourage the continued development and broad dissemination of new services and information technologies, their patterns of access and use patterns, in order to promote innovation and social and economic development.

6. Intermediaries are not responsible for the actions of users on the network
All measures taken against the illegal activities of Internet users should be directed to those directly responsible for such activities, and not to technology intermediaries who provide Internet services, while respecting the fundamental principles of liberty, privacy, the principle of legality, the presumption of innocence, due process and democratic division of the government.

7. The functionality, security and network stability
The network stability, security and overall functionality should be actively preserved through the adoption of technical measures that are compatible with international standards and encouraging the adoption of best practices. No one should be able to "turn off" Internet wholly or partly in an area and / or segment of the population, and service providers must be able to freely provide their services.

8. The interconnection
It should promote the interconnection of different Internet actors under conditions that ensure nondiscriminatory access to the network and its contents all over the country.

9. Interoperability
The architecture of the Internet and communication systems should be based on
open standards that allow interoperability.

10. Legal and regulatory environments
Legal and regulatory environments should preserve the dynamics of the Internet as an open global collaborative space for all users, and must ensure it remains free of blockages, interference, censor

Source Infonegocios

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