Together with a colleague at the IIEA, Caitriona Heinl, I have been examining the current state of three strikes measures against music piracy (see earlier related blog entry). This comes as part of an IIEA study. This document presents an overview of “three strikes” measures, what they seek to achieve, the mechanisms by which they … Continue reading Three strikes, copyright and copytight?
The new book, A History of the Internet and the Digital Future, is due in September 010. While I’m waiting for that I’ve been wrapping up my PhD work. And I think I now have answers – at least, almost final answers. Or at least some pre-almost-final answers. Since 2005 various Governments of EU Member … Continue reading Internet is Fecund but Hazardous (PhD –> the gyst)
As part of the IIEA study on non-legislative measures to prevent the dissemination of violent radical material on the Internet for the European Commission, the following outputs were released in December 2009: Request For Comments document: An initial overview of the legal environment regulating child abuse, hatred and racism, copyright infringement, and terrorist content on … Continue reading Violent radical content on the Internet – first outputs of IIEA study
I spoke at the European Commission Public Private Dialogue to fight online illegal activities, Brussels, 27 November 2009. My talk below... Text of statement by Johnny Ryan, Senior Researcher, Institute of International & European Affairs, at the European Commission Public Private Dialogue to fight online illegal activities, Brussels, 27 November 2009.. Preliminary remarks: It is … Continue reading Speech at European Commission public private dialogue.
I spoke on the issue of Internet governance at the Swiss Government's counter terrorism seminar on 29 April 2008. Here is the presentation. http://www.iiea.com/documents/geneva-ryan-2008 (15 mb)
"...experts have expressed serious doubts about what can be effective to prevent radicalisation over the Internet, saying little research has been carried out. Johnny Ryan, Senior Researcher at Dublin's Institute of International and European Affairs, has told Reuters that users could easily circumvent any restrictions imposed by the authorities. Web sites could relocate from one … Continue reading Reuters – on the UK proposals on militant websites