One of the purposes of the Dynamic Coalition is "the elaboration of a model framework on network neutrality, which can be deemed as consistent with international human-rights standards".
This model should be elaborated through an open, collaborative and multi-stakeholder process such as the one utilised by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) in order to craft its “Request for Comments”.
Two comment periods were established in order to provide all interested stakeholders with the opportunity to comment the draft model. The model framework was initiated and has been stimulated by the Council of Europe and will be communicated to the Council of Europe Steering Committee on Media and Information Society (CDMSI), in December.
THE VALUE OF NETWORK NEUTRALITY FOR THE INTERNET OF TOMORROW REPORT OF THE DYNAMIC COALITION ON NETWORK NEUTRALITY It includes contributions by
- Marietje Schaake
- Luca Belli
- Andrew McDiarmid & Matthew Shears
- Francesca Musiani & Maria Löblich
- Raegan MacDonald & Giusy Cannella
- Alejandro Pisanty
- Louis Pouzin
- Christopher T. Marsden
- Joe McNamee
- Matthijs van Bergen
The 1st Meeting of the Dynamic Coalition took place on 25 October, on the occasion of the 8th United Nations Internet Governance Forum (IGF).
Brief introduction, by Luca Belli
Keynote: "Net Neutrality: Past Policy, Present Proposals, Future Regulation?" by Christopher T. Marsden
Participatory analysis of the Model Framework on Network Neutrality
Further details pertaining to the draft Shedule for the IGF 2013 can be found here
This session analysed the instrumental role played by the network neutrality (NN) principle to guarantee the full enjoyment of human rights and foster a competitive market, and focused on concrete solutions aimed at implementing this principle. The panellists underlined the risks of discriminatory Internet-traffic management(ITM) practices and suggested technical and policy “remedies” that may be used to mitigate, avoid or prevent traffic discrimination. Subsequently, the panel analysed a selection of national approaches aimed at safeguarding NN, identifying potential loopholes and pitfalls that may jeopardise Internet-users’ full enjoyment of fundamental rights and compromise the free flow of information.
The annual session of the Dynamic Coalition on Network Neutrality (DCNN) promoted debate between the authors of the Annual Report and session participants. The findings of the 2016 Report were debated, analysing (i) Zero Rating Policy; (ii) Zero Rating Pros and Cons; (iii) Net Neutrality Exceptions and Violations.
Keynote: Mr Guy Berger, Director of Freedom of Expression at UNESCO, opened the session with a keynote.
Session speakers :
The 2018 session of the IGF Dynamic Coalition on Network Neutrality (DCNN) will be on Monday, 12 November, 2018 at 12:20 to 13:20, in Room IV. The Session will explore two themes that were identified as particularly relevant during the RightsCon meeting of the DCNN: (i) Monitoring of discriminatory practices that may infringe net neutrality; and (ii) Empirical research on Zero Rating offerings
Several stakeholders have stressed the positive impact that DCNN activities may have in advancing the elaboration of empirical research on discriminatory practices, in light of the success of the Zero Rating Map (available on www.zerorating.info), which was crowdsourced by the DCNN and whose beta version was released at the IGF 2017 DCNN session.
In 2017, Zero Rating continued to be one of the most discussed net neutrality issue and, for this reason the DCNN launched the Zero Rating Map. The purpose of the Map is to build an open access resource that can contribute to the promotion of a more informed debate on Net Neutrality and Zero Rating and can be exploited by a wide range of stakeholders, including researchers, regulators, entrepreneurs and user rights advocates. The Zero Rating Map is an ongoing effort and the beta version was presented at the DCNN session, to stimulate feedback from the participants.
The DCNN session was opened by the eynote remarks of
Session speakers were
The Annual meeting of the Dynamic Coalition on Network Neutrality will take place at the IGF on 2 September 2014 from 11:00 to 12:30, Istanbul time. The meeting offered the occasion to discuss the papers selected for the Annual Report of the DC NN. The meeting recrding is available here..
-Introduction & moderation: Luca Belli, Council of Europe & Université Paris 2
-Keynote: Vint Cerf, Google
-Debate with the authors of the annual DC NN report (or their spokespeople):
- Open debate with the audience
Overview of the Annual Report:
Network Neutrality: an Ongoing Regulatory Debate
2nd Report of the Dynamic Coalition on Network Neutrality
The 2nd Annual Report of the DCNN has been officially released at the IGF meeting and subsequently published under Creative Commons (CC-BY) License
The consolidated version of the Net Neutrality Policy Statement can be accessed here. By 1st August 2015 the consolidated version will be published on the IGF website in order to stimulate further comments from the entire IGF community. This participatory process aims at the elaboration of a statement that will be presented at the IGF 2015 Main Session on Dynamic Coalitions’ outcomes. Comments regarding the consolidated version can be shared on the DCNN mailing-list or using the interactive platform available on the IGF website.