Today, April 23, in Brazil, we are having NetMundial, an event started by Brazilian government to think about ways to get out of the American Internet (yes the Internet you are using has nothing international, it’s the american domestic Internet extended to the world.
The recent Edward Snowden revelations are acting as a wake up call for people and governments around the world.
My contribution to the debate was formulated as below:
1. Break down the current Internet, and Bring it back to its P2P root, with a decentralized but Interoperable Internet:
– decentralize the DNS (Open Root project)
– strengthen and normalize P2P naming
2. Independent International bodies limited to interoperability issues of the decentralized Internet network
3. International Agreement on network neutrality, neutrality of technical operators
4. Establish the Interpol of the Internet to enforce the Int’l agreement and address cross border activities, cybercrime and disputes
5. Hardware and software neutrality and Int’l body for labeling “neutrality” compliant providers
6. Offline rights automatically applied to online life of citizens
7. Local data storage, and ownership legislation to protect privacy and licensing
8. States rights to legislate on the Internet, and decline international agreement they deemed contrary to their interests.
9. Access to Internet as a Human rights