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Nominet IGF meeting audio recordings

Category : Internet governance · by Oct 14th, 2006

Nominet held a meeting over the IGF on Monday which has attracted a fair amount of attention, most of it revolving around Nitin Desai’s remarks at the end, picked up by the BBC.

I have grabbed the audio from the meeting and produced a series of MP3 files which you can download and listen to here. I will also post them on the IGF200.info blog. All files below:

  • Opening Panel: Emily Taylor (Nominet), Alun Michael MP, Nitin Desai
    MP3 file (22 mins)
    [audio:http://kierenmccarthy.co.uk/mp3s/nominet-igf-9oct06/opening-panel.mp3]
  • Security Panel: Jean-Jaques Sahel (DTi), Mark Sunner (Messagelabs), Dave Evans (Information Commissioners Office), Guy Hosein (Privacy International/LSE), Richard Allan (Cisco)
    MP3 file (35 mins)
    [audio:http://kierenmccarthy.co.uk/mp3s/nominet-igf-9oct06/security-panel.mp3]
  • Child Abuse Panel: Peter Robbins (Internet Watch Foundation), John Carr (NCH), Camille de Stempel (AOL/ISPA)
    MP3 file (22 mins)
    [audio:http://kierenmccarthy.co.uk/mp3s/nominet-igf-9oct06/child-abuse-panel.mp3]
  • Openness Panel: Andrew McLaughlin (Google), Dr Yaman Akdeniz (Cyberliberties UK), Prof Jonathan Zittrain (OII/Berkman)
    MP3 file (34 mins)
    [audio:http://kierenmccarthy.co.uk/mp3s/nominet-igf-9oct06/openness-panel.mp3]
  • Emerging Issues Panel: Howard Williams (Worldbank), David Harrington (Communications Management Association), Malcolm Hutty (LINX), Chinyelu Onwurah (Ofcom)
    MP3 file (42 mins)
    [audio:http://kierenmccarthy.co.uk/mp3s/nominet-igf-9oct06/emerging-issues-panel.mp3]
  • Closing remarks by Nitin Desai
    MP3 file (10 mins)
    [audio:http://kierenmccarthy.co.uk/mp3s/nominet-igf-9oct06/desai-closing.mp3]

I have also done a file combining just Nitin Desai’s opening and closing remarks, which you can grab here (mp3, 20 mins).
[audio:http://kierenmccarthy.co.uk/mp3s/nominet-igf-9oct06/nitin-desai-combined.mp3]
I should add that I was hoping to post videos of each sessions but have been thwarted by the combination of video formats and video editing software. I have a (very large) grab of the whole event in .asf format but have given up on editing after wasting hours trying to get it into a more usable format and only ending up with out-of-sync pics and audio.

Hopefully Nominet will ask the webcast company to do the split and post them in .avi or .mpeg files. The pictures are not that important anyway and are huge files so the MP3s are more useful and shareable.

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[…] ‘The Internet has become a global commons, providing a uniform platform for commerce, communications, debate and research for all nations. But, with the rapid rise in Asian Internet users, the Internet runs the risk of becoming balkanized’, Nitin Desai, chair of the U.N.’s Internet Governance Forum (IGF), warns. Speaking at a conference hosted by Nominet, the UK body in charge of domain names ending .uk, Desai pointed in particular to a problem that could lead Asian nations to break away from the current Internet structure and create their own, separate Internet: most Asians don’t know the Latin alphabet, the basis of all domain names. [mp3 files] U.N. Official Warns of Internet Balkanization – IP & Democracy […]

[…] The first meeting of the Internet Governance Forum – IGF, which aims to be a a place for a “multi-stakeholder policy dialogue”, starts tomorrow, going from 30 October to 2 November in Athens, Greece. The idea of the forum emerged during last year’s meetings of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in Tunis which sought to be an alternative to the stalemated debate about the future constituency and role of the all powerful ICANN, or Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. Approximately 1300 participants are estimated to attend the workings of the meeting, one third of which are state representatives (84 different delegations of countries), while the other two thirds consist of representatives from the civil society and the private (business) sector. What Will Be the Outcome of the Internet Governance Forum Meeting in Athens? – CircleID ‘The Internet has become a global commons, providing a uniform platform for commerce, communications, debate and research for all nations. But, with the rapid rise in Asian Internet users, the Internet runs the risk of becoming balkanized’, Nitin Desai, chair of the U.N.’s Internet Governance Forum (IGF), warns. Speaking at a conference hosted by Nominet, the UK body in charge of domain names ending .uk, Desai pointed in particular to a problem that could lead Asian nations to break away from the current Internet structure and create their own, separate Internet: most Asians don’t know the Latin alphabet, the basis of all domain names. [mp3 files] U.N. Official Warns of Internet Balkanization – IP & Democracy […]

[…] O coordenador do comitê da ONU que assessora a realização do IGF, o indiano Nitin Desai, em seminário preparatório recentemente ocorrido em Londres (mp3) afirmou que existem tensões sobre a regulação da rede no futuro e também na questão do gerenciamento dos domínios. Em cinco anos existirão muito mais usuários da rede na Ásia do que na Europa ou América, mais páginas em chinês do que em inglês, e o uso da rede nestes locais pode diferir bastante do que hoje ocorre nos países ocidentais. É justo, por exemplo, que estas culturas desejem grafar seus domínios nos caracteres das línguas locais, e no entanto, ao mesmo tempo, parece ser importante para todos que não haja uma balcanização da Internet. Por outro lado, o ataque das teles ao princípio de neutralidade da rede (net neutrality) nos EUA põe em risco a integridade da Internet que nos acostumamos a usar. […]

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