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BPF on Local Content

IGF 2020 Best Practice Forum on Local Content



In 2020 the BPF will concentrate its work on one key element that emerged from the 2019 outcome report: the need to further explore issues related to the protection, preservation and remuneration of creative work and collective wisdom, from a local content perspective. As such, the BPF will focus on:

  • How to protect, preserve and remunerate creative work and collective wisdom in order to create a sustainable model for the production, distribution and local fruition of local content in the digital age. This may involve intellectual ownership rights, communities' intellectual property rights, ownership of national or community identifiers of natural resources, protection of creative works and so on.

The goal is to compile and then analyse case studies of good practices from different sectors (e.g. private sector, media sector, governments and international organizations like WIPO, UNESCO, civil society organizations, community groups and so on).

More details are available in the revised work plan.

BPF co-facilitators

  • Carlos A. Afonso (Nupef), MAG member
  • Giacomo Mazzone, representing EBU/WBU in the MAG
  • Sorina Teleanu (IGF Secretariat supporting consultant)

  [NEW] Public survey 

  As an initial step in the BPF work, we would like to:

  • (a) understand how the community could contribute to the BPF;
  • (b) collect recommendations for good practices to include in the BPF work; and
  • (c) collect suggestions for organisations and individuals who could contribute to the BPF work.

  For these purposes, we invite you to take this short survey and contribute to the BPF work going forward.

[NEW] BPF meeting at IGF 2020: 16 November 2020 | 12:20 – 13:50 UTC

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For any queries related to the work of this BPF, please send us an email at [email protected].

Past documents


    Contact Information

    United Nations
    Secretariat of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF)

    Villa Le Bocage
    Palais des Nations,
    CH-1211 Geneva 10

    igf [at] un [dot] org
    +41 (0) 229 173 411