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  7. <p class="postit">
  8. The World Summit on the Information Society has passed and has been
  9. followed up by the
  10. <a href="/activities/policy/igf/igf.html">Internet Governance Forum</a>. The pages
  11. here are kept for archiving purposes.
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  14. <h1>World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS)</h1>
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  16. <p>The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) was a two-summit
  17. UN conference organised by the ITU at which important cornerstones for
  18. the information and knowledge society should be laid. After the
  19. summits in Geneva and Tunis, the WSIS is now in its implementation phase.</p>
  20. <p>FSFE has been participating for many years along with other civil
  21. societies to make sure that principles of freedom, human rights,
  22. sharing of knowledge and access to information will be upheld.</p>
  23. <h3>Followup-Activities</h3>
  24. <ul>
  25. <li><a href="/activities/policy/igf/">Internet Governance Forum (IGF)</a><br />
  26. One of the most controversial undertakings of the second phase of the
  27. WSIS was the <a href="/activities/policy/igf/wgig.html">UN WGIG</a>. Unable to
  28. discuss and find consensus on substantive issues, in particular the
  29. issues around monopolisation of knowledge and Free Software, the
  30. second summit in Tunisia agreed to create an international discussion
  31. forum on all issues internet related, the Internet Governance Forum (IGF).</li>
  32. </ul>
  33. <h3>Documents</h3>
  34. <ul>
  35. <li><a href="/campaigns/wsis/wsis-and-software.html">WSIS and the Software Challenge</a>
  36. <ul>Article by Georg Greve about the role of Free Software in the digital world and FSFE's involvement in the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS).</ul></li><br />
  37. <li>Statement: <a href="/activities/wipo/statement-20050721.en.html">FSFE statement</a> on behalf of the <a href="/campaigns/wsis/">WSIS</a> <a href="">Patents, Copyrights and Trademarks (PCT) Working Group</a> of Civil Society at the third <a href="" target="_blank">Inter-Sessional, Inter-Governmental Meeting (IIM) on a Development Agenda</a>, 21 July 2005</li><br />
  38. <li>Towards a <a href="/documents/wiwo.html">"World Intellectual Wealth
  39. Organisation"</a>. <ul>Supporting the Geneva Decleration.</ul></li><br />
  40. <li><a href="/documents/iprip.html">On "Intellectual Property" and
  41. Indigenous Peoples</a><ul> Essay by <a href="/about/greve/">Georg
  42. Greve</a> about questions raised for Indigenous Peoples by the
  43. "intellectual property" ideology.</ul></li><br />
  44. <li><a href="issues.html">Fighting intellectual poverty</a><br /> (Who
  45. owns and controls the information societies?)<ul>Article by <a
  46. href="/about/greve/">Georg Greve</a> for a publication of the <a
  47. href="">Heinrich Böll Foundation</a> on the World
  48. Summit on the Information Society (WSIS).</ul></li><br />
  49. <li><a href="cs-benchmarks.html">CS Essential Benchmarks for
  50. WSIS</a><ul>Civil Society essential benchmarks (previously
  51. non-negotiables) for the World Summit on the Information Society
  52. (WSIS).</ul></li><br />
  53. <li><a href="fs.html">Free Software and WSIS</a><ul>Civil Society
  54. reference paper on Free Software and its impact on the World Summit on
  55. the Information Society (WSIS).</ul></li><br />
  56. <li><a href="ps-20030923.html">Civil Society Statement for WSIS
  57. Plenary (Geneva, September 23rd 2003)</a><ul>Georg C. F. Greve on behalf of
  58. Patents, Copyright, Trademarks (PCT) Working Group</ul></li><br />
  59. </ul>
  60. <h3>Debriefings</h3>
  61. <ul>
  62. <li><a href="debriefing-geneva.html">Debriefing for the Summit in
  63. Geneva</a> (Geneva, December 10-12 2003)<br />
  64. <ul>by <a href="/about/greve/">Georg C. F. Greve</a>, president of the
  65. FSF Europe, who took part as co-coordinator of the Civil Society
  66. working group on Patents, Copyrights, Trademarks (PCT), chair of
  67. European Caucus and Civil Society representative of German CS
  68. coordination circle in the German governmental delegation.</ul>
  69. </li><br />
  70. <li><a href="debriefing-paris.html">Debriefing for the intersessional meeting</a> (Paris, July 15-18 2003)<br />
  71. <ul>by <a href="/about/greve/">Georg C. F. Greve</a>, president of the
  72. FSF Europe, who attended this meeting as the representative of the WSIS coordination
  73. circle of the German civil society as part of the German governmental delegation.</ul>
  74. </li><br />
  75. <li><em>Past Event: <a href="event-03-12-10.html">"Free Software, Free Society"</a></em><br />
  76. <em>(December 10th, 2003, 17:00 - 20:00)</em><ul>
  77. Event of the Patents, Copyright, Trademarks (PCT) Working Group: Listen
  78. to and meet leading global experts on what is an essential building
  79. block for an empowering, sustainable and inclusive information
  80. society.
  81. </ul></li><br />
  82. </ul>
  83. <h3>Mailing Lists</h3>
  84. <ul>
  85. <li><a href="">Civil Societies WSIS European Caucus Coordination List</a>
  86. <ul>
  87. Coordination list of the European Civil Societies Caucus for the
  88. World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS).<br />
  89. Open to all civil societies/people interested in creating and
  90. maintaining an interface with the European governments/governance and specifically the EU that will
  91. allow information exchange and better cooperation.
  92. </ul>
  93. </li>
  94. <li><a href="">Civil Societies WSIS Patents, Copyright and Trademarks (PCT) Working Group Coordination List</a>
  95. <ul>
  96. Coordination list for civil societies involved/interested in the World
  97. Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) process.<br />
  98. Open to all civil societies/people interested in working on issues related
  99. to the questions around Patents, Copyright and Trademarks (PCTs).
  100. </ul>
  101. </li>
  102. </ul>
  103. <h3>More Information</h3>
  104. <ul>
  105. <li><a href="">Official WSIS homepage</a></li><br />
  106. <li><a href="">Civil Society Caucuses, working groups and coordination spaces</a></li><br />
  107. <li>General information by other civil societies:
  108. <ul>
  109. <a href="">Worldsummit 2003</a><br />
  110. <a href="">WSIS Civil Society Meeting Point</a><br />
  111. <a href="">Prepcom</a><br />
  112. </ul>
  113. </li><br />
  114. <li><a href="">Patents, Copyrights and Trademarks Working Group web page</a><ul></ul></li><br />
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