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Wednesday, March 30 • 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Net Neutrality Principles and Exceptions

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Over the decade,the network neutrality debate has become a leading priority for both national and international policy makers. The US has explicitly banned discriminatory traffic management practices, such as blocking, throttling and paidprioritisation, but the FCC net neutrality framework - now having its third time in court - looks dangerously ephemeral. The EU has recently adopted a new Telecom Single Market regulation but key elements, such as specialised and zero rating practices, still have to be clarified. In Brazil the Marco Civi consecrates the net neutrality principle into law but the extent to which traffic management can be deemed as reasonable still has to be specified by administrative regulation. Korea equipped with nice sounding administrative regulation has not made up its minds about application to already rampant targetted P2P throttling or the oligopolistic telcos' zero rating of their subsidiaries' content services. Meanwhile other countries are still considering whether and how to properly regulate Internettraffic management.

This session will aim at analyse concrete examples of traffic discrimination around the world, providing concrete evidence of the need for net neutrality policies, while stressing the importance of fostering common net neutrality principles in order to favour the compatibility of national net neutrality frameworks. Moreover, the participants will analyse if and to which extent guaranteed-quality services (also called specialisedservices) and zero rating practices may be considered as compatible with the non-discriminatory traffic management.

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Luca Belli

Researcher, Center for Technology and Society at FGV
Luca Belli, PhD, is Senior Researcher at the Center for Technology and Society (CTS) of Fundação Getulio Vargas Law School, Rio de Janeiro, where he leads the 'Internet Governance @ FGV' project. Luca is also associated researcher at the Centre de Droit Public Comparé of Paris 2 University. Before joining CTS, Luca worked for the Council of Europe Internet Governance Unit; served as a Network Neutrality Expert for the Council... Read More →
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Miguel Morachimo

Director, Hiperderecho
Miguel Morachimo is a lawyer from the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru and the director of the nonprofit Hiperderecho, a Peruvian civil organization devoted to facilitating public understanding, research, promotion, and observance of human rights and freedoms in the digital world. His work has been featured in all major news outlets in Peru and he has participated in congressional hearings and several major international conferences. His... Read More →
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K.S. Park

Co-Founder/ Professor, Open Net Korea/ Korea University Law School
Internet law, freedom of speech, privacy, Korean judiciary, net neutrality, film industry, antitrust, open government, copyright | Successful impact litigations - striking down Internet real-name law, "false news" crime, and Internet election regulation; holding telcos liable for data disclosure secrecy; holding a copyright society for bad faith takedown notice; and defending dissident bloggers from criminal defamation and insult laws and... Read More →
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Pranesh Prakash

Policy Director, Centre for Internet and Society
Pranesh Prakash is a Policy Director at — and was part of the founding team of — the Centre for Internet and Society, a Bangalore-based non-profit that engages in research and policy advocacy. He is also the Legal Lead at Creative Commons India and an Affiliated Fellow at the Yale Law School's Information Society Project (formerly an A2K Fellow there), and has been on the Executive Committee of the NCUC at ICANN. In 2014 he was selected by... Read More →
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Chris Riley

Head of Public Policy, Mozilla
I operate in the area of Internet policy, coming from a law and technology background. My motivation is the belief that an open Internet delivers tremendous socioeconomic benefits, and that if we as a global society don't "get" Internet policy more often than not, those benefits will go away. That path took me from computer science, to copyright, to telecom, to Internet freedom, presenting me with many opportunities to do some interesting and... Read More →

Wednesday March 30, 2016 5:15pm - 6:15pm
The Cottage

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