Freedom of Association on the Internet
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Human Rights Protocol Considerations Research Group         N. ten Oever
Internet-Draft                                   University of Amsterdam
Intended status: Informational                                S. Couture
Expires: December 31, 2020                        University de Montreal
                                                        G. Perez de Acha
                                                      Derechos Digitales
                                                           June 29, 2020

                 Freedom of Association on the Internet
                     draft-irtf-hrpc-association-05

Abstract

   This document discusses the relationships between the Internet
   architecture and the ability of people to exercise their right to
   freedom of assembly and association online.  The Internet
   increasingly mediates our lives, our relationships and our ability to
   exercise our human rights.  As a global forum, the Internet provides
   a public space, yet it is predominantly built on private
   infrastructure.  Since Internet protocols play a central role in the
   management, development and use of the Internet, we analyse the
   relationship between protocols and the rights to assemble and
   associate in order to mitigate infringements upon those rights.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Vocabulary used . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   3.  Research question . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   4.  Methodology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   5.  Literature Review . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     5.1.  FAA definition and core treaties  . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     5.2.  FAA in the digital era  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     5.3.  Specific questions raised from the literature review  . .  10
   6.  Cases and examples  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
     6.1.  Conversing  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
       6.1.1.  Mailing Lists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
       6.1.2.  Multi-party video conferencing  . . . . . . . . . . .  12
       6.1.3.  Internet Relay Chat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
     6.2.  Peer-to-peer networks and systems . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
       6.2.1.  Peer-to-peer system architectures . . . . . . . . . .  14
       6.2.2.  Version control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
     6.3.  Grouping together (identities)  . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
       6.3.1.  DNS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
       6.3.2.  Autonomous Systems  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
   7.  Discussion: Establishing the relation . . . . . . . . . . . .  18
   8.  Discussion: Protocols and Platforms . . . . . . . . . . . . .  19
   9.  Conclusions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  19
   10. Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  20
   11. Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  21
   12. IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  21
   13. Research Group Information  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  21
   14. References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  21
     14.1.  Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  21
     14.2.  URIs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  29
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