[AfrICANN-discuss] Internet Governance Weekly Brief : Russia to UN for convention on cybersecurity; Berners-Lee on decentralized web; EU reject online copyright reform; Africa DNS Forum; France & UK partnership on digital & AI; India agree WIPO Copyright Treaty
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This week, Tim Berners-Lee, the man who is best known for creating the World Wide Web, is a bit upset about the direction that his creation took but believes that blockchain technology could help mend some of these issues.
Russia will propose the UN General Assembly to pass its draft criminal convention on cybersecurity in the early autumn, Director of the Russian Foreign Ministry’s Department for New Challenges and Threats Ilya Rogachev told TASS. Also, The head of the Russian Foreign Ministry’s Department for New Challenges and Threats, Ilya Rogachev, announced that Russia has the necessary capabilities to create an alternative to the Internet in worse-case scenario, Russian media reports.
The European Union has rejected controversial legislation intended to reform online copyright. 318 MEPs voted against the draft law, compared to 278 in favor.
On Internet partnership, The UK’s digital secretary Matt Hancock is in Paris today to announce a package of measures to strengthen ties between the UK’s and France’s digital industries.
On net neutrality, leading California lawmakers said Thursday they have reached an agreement on legislation<https://www.cnet.com/tags/legislation/> that will create super-strong net neutrality<https://www.cnet.com/tags/net-neutrality/> protections after the Federal Communications Commission voted to repeal its own regulations.
Brazil has moved towards creating a better data protection environment on the Internet as a new Bill on the topic was passed.
In India, the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved a recommendation to access to the WIPO Copyright Treaty and WIPO Performers and Phonograms Treaty which extends the coverage of copyright to the internet and digital environment.
WhatsApp has offered an award of $50,000 (£37,800) to anyone who can help stop the spread of fake news on its platform following a spate of deadly lynchings in India sparked by viral rumours.
Below, informations and sources on those subjects and events
BERNERS LEE ON DECENTRALIZED WEB
Tim Berners Lee father of the web want it more decentralized
EUROPEAN PARLIAMANT REJECT COPYRIGHT REFORM
EU Parliament vote against controversial copyright reform
RUSSIA TO PROPOSE DRAFT CYBERSECURITY CONVENTION
Russia to propose draft cybersecurity convention to UN General Assembly
RUSSIA ON 'ALTERNATIVE' INTERNET
Russia will launch 'alternative internet' only in worst-case scenario
Russia and China working on 'alternative' Internet
UK & FRANCE PARTNERSHIP ON DIGITAL ECONOMY AND AI
UK and France announcing AI, digital economy partnership today
BRAZIL ON DATA PROTECTION
Brazil moves forward with online data protection efforts
CALIFORNIA ON NET NEUTRALITY PROTECTION
California lawmakers reach deal on net neutrality bill
INDIA APPROVES ACCESS TO WIPO TREATIES
Union cabinet approves accession to WIPO treaties
INDIA ON FAKE NEWS
India calls Whatsapp help and spate lynchings sparked rumours
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