Background

Network Neutrality is an appealing and multifaceted expression which encompasses several areas and may give rise to misinterpretations. At its core, the notion of network-neutrality determines the extent to which Internet traffic management practices may be regarded as legitimate, insofar as they do not restrict end-users’ access to content, applications and services in a discriminatory fashion and can deemed as consistent with the full enjoyment of human-rights.

Aims

In view of the confusion surrounding the various ways to approach this multi-faceted topic, it is today important to address the question of network neutrality through a multi-stakeholder approach. The purpose of this Dynamic Coalition is, therefore, to provide a discussion arena aimed at scrutinising the various nuances of the network-neutrality debate so as to ultimately contribute to the elaboration of best practices, policies and regulations. To do so, the Dynamic Coalition on Network Neutrality will provide a common platform involving a large variety of stakeholders in a joint analysis of the Network Neutrality debate. Beyond the website (http://networkneutrality.info) which will provide the basic information on the work done by the dynamic coalition (e.g. articles, publications or blog posts drafted by individual members of the coalition), the official mailing list of the coalition (see: http://mailman.edri.org/mailman/listinfo/nncoalition) will allow all members to discuss these issues in an open and interactive fashion.

The goal of the Dynamic Coalition will be to educate, inform and disseminate information on current trends and policy developments with regard to network neutrality. To this end, an annual report will be produced to provide an overview on Net Neutrality tendencies, policies and draft legislations. This report will encompass a selection of articles and analyses on network neutrality and will be presented and discussed, during the meeting of the Dynamic Coalition.

Ultimately, the dynamic coalition will attempt to elaborate a “model framework” on network neutrality, which can be deemed as consistent with international human rights standards.


Membership

The coalition is open to any organization, entity or individual interested in sharing is standpoint and contribute to the enrichment of the Network Neutrality debate. In order to become a member of the Dynamic Coalition on Network Neutrality, please send your request to


Coordinators

Mr. Luca Belli, CERSA, Sorbonne University

Ms. Primavera De Filippi, CERSA/CNRS

Mr. Vladimir Radunović, Diplo Foundation

Members

Organizations & Institutions

Current coalition partners include individual representatives and affiliates representing the following organizations and institutions:

 


Individual Members

 

  • Mr Lee Hibbard, Council of Europe
  • Mr Jean-Jacques Sahel, Skype/Microsoft
  • Prof Chris Marsden, University of Sussex
  • Mr Bernard Benhamou, Ministry of Higher Education and Research of France
  • Mr Félix Tréguer, La Quadrature du Net
  • Ms Francesca Musiani, École des Mines de Paris
  • Prof Nabil Benamar, Moulay Ismail University
  • Mr Nicolo Zingales, Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC)
  • Ms Fátima Cambronero, AGEIA DENSI
  • Prof Alejandro Pisanty, National Autonomous University of Mexico
  • Prof Eduardo Bertoni, Palermo University and Buenos Aires University School of Law
  • Ms Carolina Rossini, Human Rights and Internet Freedom Program, the New America Foundation
  • Ms Ana Olmos, Universidad Politécnica Madrid
  • Mr Juan Manual Rojas, AGEIA DENSI Colombia
  • Ms Angela Daly, Swinburne University of Technology, Electronic Frontiers Australia
  • Dr Roberto Yanguas Gómez, University of La Rioja
  • Mr Matthijs van Bergen, Leiden University
  • Mr Jean-Baptiste Millogo, ISOC Burkina Faso 
  • Ms Yana Welinder, Wikimedia Foundation
  • Mr Antonio Medina Gómez, Asociación Colombiana de Usuarios de Internet
  • Mr Andrés Azpurua, ISOC Venezuela
  • Mr Raitme Citterio, ISOC Venezuela
  • Mr Innocenzo Genna, radiobruxelleslibera
  • Dr Monica Horten, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Dr Chris Riley, Mozilla
  • Mr Jozef Halbersztadt, Internet Society Poland

 

Mailing List

A mailing list [] has been kindly set-up by EDRi in order to facilitate discussions among DC members. Subscription to the aforementioned mailing list is necessary to send information to the list-members. If you wish to subscribe, please follow the instructions on the list info page: http://mailman.edri.org/mailman/listinfo/nncoalition

Meetings

The official meetings of the Dynamic Coalition on Network Neutrality will be held during the annual Internet Governance forum

Further events organised by the members of the Dynamic Coalition will be announced on the web site and through the mailing list of the Coalition

Contacts

Official web site: Dynamic Coalition on Network Neutrality

IGF Community

IGF Community Group: Dynamic Coalition on Network Neutrality