[discuss] CircleID post: a way forward on what "Internet Governance" is, and is not

michael gurstein gurstein at gmail.com
Sat Mar 29 18:39:10 UTC 2014



Thanks for this and it seems to be a useful approach.


A problem with it however, is that while folks like you and your colleagues
would like to restrict the notions of "Internet Governance" to the primarily
technical/infrastructure;  as I've been trying to point out, there are very
strong forces at work attempting to project the notions and approaches to IG
into much broader spheres both within the Internet frame and beyond.  


That's why I use the terminology of Global (Internet) Governance as - based
on the Aspen report and the St. Amour-Tapscott papers -- the intention is to
drive the frameworks of Internet Governance into broader Internet related
policy spheres (as you note in your post) and much beyond into frameworks
for global governance overall, based of course on the economic and social
transformations which the Internet is precipitating. 


I'm not really sure what to suggest could be done about this but it is
something to be aware of, I believe.






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Subject: [discuss] CircleID post: a way forward on what "Internet
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Dear all,


In case it is of interest, there's a CircleID post from me on why we need to
have more clarity on what is, and is not, within the scope of "Internet
Governance."  I propose a way to resolve the vagueness that has bedeviled
this term for 10 years built around the concept that the data that is
carried by the Internet and the network that carries that data are separate
things, and that data should not be a part of "Internet Governance" because
it is dealt with in many other venues.


I hope it is of interest. It is on the front page at the moment but the
direct link is

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