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Examining technical measures to combat online copyright infringement

We are pleased to announce that you can now download the Internet Society discussion paper, Perspectives on Policy Responses to Online Copyright Infringement – An Evolving Policy Landscape (20 February 2011) (PDF, 5.3 MB)

This is the time of exploration

Countries around the world, both individually and collaboratively, are exploring and experimenting with new solutions to address online copyright infringement.


PDF: 5.3MB, 20 February 2011

Copyright Enforcement Strategies

In this paper, we examine various emerging Internet-focused strategies for the enforcement of copyright online:

    Graduated response and Suspension of Internet access
    Traffic shaping
    Content identification and Filtering
    Domain Name System manipulation

and consider some potential implications for the Internet, Internet technologies, access and use. It is intended to stimulate further dialogue and collaborative multi-stakeholder examination of these issues.

The paper draws from the expertise and discussions within the volunteer Internet Society Copyright Working Group (2009-2010). The Internet Society would like to express its sincere thanks to the members for their strong commitment to this project, many insightful ideas and ongoing support of the Internet Society’s mission.

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