Youth Internet Governance Forum Camp  2012 . 07. 19 TOKYO

Date: 2012.07.19
Time: 09:30 - 18:00
Place: 6th Floor, Building No.17, Aoyama Campus, Aoyama Gakuin University
Participants: University students from Japan; NetMission Ambassadors from Hong Kong

Topic: Copyrights and Internet Piracy
Copyright is a legal concept, enacted by most governments, giving exclusive rights to the creator of its original work, usually for a limited time. Generally, it is "the right to copy", but also gives the copyright holder the right to be credited for the work, to determine who may adapt the work to other forms, who may financially benefit from it, and other related rights. While Internet piracy refers to the illegal reproduction and/or distribution of any copyrighted digital files to the Internet. Due to the relative ease on committing crimes on Internet, Internet piracy has become a global matter. Legislation or Internet censorship tends to be suggested solutions, but is difficult to strike a balance between protecting freedom of expression, and the rights of creators, while still under debate.

Agenda

Time Item
09:30-11:00 Room 17602 (Closed Session)

Topic Introduction + Warm-up Games

Games for participants to warm-up, followed by introduction of Copyrights and Internet Piracy by NetMission Ambassadors for further understanding of the topic.
11:30-13:00 Room 17602 (Open to the Public)

Stakeholder Group Simulation I

All participants will assigned to different stakeholder groups for discussion of Copyright and its Internet governance issues. 
14:30-16:00 Room 17602 (Open to the Public)

Stakeholder Group Simulation II

All participants will assigned to different stakeholder groups for discussion of Copyright and its Internet governance issues. 
16:30-18:00 Room 17603 (Open to the Public)

Debate and Presentations

After experiencing different perspectives in previous sessions, participants were assigned into different stakeholder groups, and ready for open discussion. Participants will first debate on Copyright and Internet Governance issues, followed by presentations of their findings and opinions on the issues, as well as the importance of youth participation from their assigned stakeholder perspectives.

Feature: 
Youth as a majority of Internet user group, their voices are however less heard in any decision making process. Netmission want to dedicated to youth by raising their awareness in Internet governance and encourage our own generation to speak out.

Inspired by United Nation's Internet Governance Forum, Netmission have opened a similar forum, yIGF. yIGF takes the same multi-stakeholders' approach as UNIGF. Camp participants are assigned a role as one of the interest group such as government, private sectors and NGOs. During the camp, they are encouraged to think from a new standpoint. Based on equality, yIGF provides an open platform for young generation to express and interchange their ideas and own thoughts on Internet governance freely.

Role-Play Discussion
All youth participants were assigned to different stakeholder groups (Government, Non-Government Organisation (NGO), Business Sector, Parents & Teachers) for the discussion of Copyright and its Internet governance issues. The aim of this session is to let the youth to put themselves into other people's shoes and encourage them to think from a multi-stakeholder perspective.

Debate and Presentations
After experiencing different perspectives in previous sessions, youth participants were assigned into different stakeholder groups, and ready for open discussion. Participants will first debate on Copyright and Internet Governance issues, followed by presentations of their findings and opinions on the issues, as well as the importance of youth participation from their assigned stakeholder perspectives.

How to Apply:

1) Download the application form;
2) Fill out the form
3) Submit the form to yigf@jaipa.or.jp