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Technology 03-10-2010

The global battle to rule the Internet

Governments, industry and rights campaigners are engaged in a global battle to shape the Internet as formal and informal policies emerge to assert control over an increasingly powerful media.
Technology 16-11-2005

US win battle for internet governance

The US has reached a compromise with those countries - among them the EU - that wanted to limit US control of the servers at the heart of the internet. Until shortly before, any such agreement had been regarded as unlikely.
Technology 12-10-2005

Reding takes on US over internet control

Information Society Commissioner Viviane Reding is on the offensive in the dispute with the US about governance of the internet, evoking the spectre of the internet falling apart.
Technology 03-08-2005

EU to challenge US over internet governance

At the November 2005 World Summit on the Information Society, the EU and the US are likely to clash over the question of who will hold what experts have called the "golden key" to the internet.
Technology 28-06-2005

World Summit becomes focus for telecom ministers

The EU will prioritise the future governance of the internet and financial mechanisms for bridging the digital divide between industrial nations and developing countries. 

Telecoms council reiterates commitment to ICT policy ahead of Spring Summit

EU telecoms ministers have confirmed their commitment to EU policies on ICT. Meanwhile, seven Member States face legal action for failing to transpose the regulatory framework.
Technology 15-12-2003

European Internet co-regulation network launched at world information summit

The European co-regulation network for the Internet was officially unveiled by Commissioner Liikanen at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) on 11 December. Organisations from seven European countries have already signed up.
Technology 15-12-2003

World information summit closes on pledges but little action

The World Summit on the Information Society has finished with agreement on the broad objectives but little in the way of specific action to attain them.
Technology 09-12-2003

Decision not to decide saves Information Society summit

A few last-minute compromises cleared the way for the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) which will be attended by over 60 Heads of State and Government in Geneva from 10-12 December.
Brexit 21-11-2003

UN Report: open source software key to bridging digital divide

In the third edition of its E-Commerce and Development Report, the UN Conference on Trade and Development identified the implications of the growth of the digital economy for developing countries.

Divisions persist ahead of Information Society summit

Marked divisions between developed and developing countries characterised the final preparatory conference for the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), to be held in Geneva on 10-12 December.

Science in the information society: Leading scientists call for action

The International Council for Science (ICSU) has released an agenda for action on science in the information society for preparation of the World Summit on Information Society to be held in December 2003.

Commission defines objectives for World Summit on Information Society

In a Communication adopted on 22 May, the Commission set out the EU's key objectives for the 10-12 December 2003 World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS).
Technology 12-11-2002

European WSIS preparatory meeting adopts principles and priorities

On 7-9 November the pan European regional Ministerial conference in preparation of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) adopted a set of principles and priorities for action towards an Information Society.
Enlargement 15-10-2002

Romania organises global information society meeting

A Ministerial pan-European Conference in preparation of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) will take place in Bucharest (Romania) from 7-9 November 2002.