Freedom of Association on the Internet
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Human Rights Protocol Considerations Research Group           S. Couture
Internet-Draft                                    University of Montreal
Intended status: Informational                                   J. Hall
Expires: February 23, 2020                                           CDT
                                                            N. ten Oever
                                                 University of Amsterdam
                                                        G. Perez de Acha
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                                                         August 22, 2019

                 Freedom of Association on the Internet
                     draft-irtf-hrpc-association-03

Abstract

   This document establishes the link 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 forum, it provides a global public space despite being
   built on predominantly private infrastructure.  Since Internet
   protocols play a central role in the management, development and use
   of the Internet, the relation between protocols and the
   aforementioned rights should be analyzed and any adverse impacts
   should be mitigated.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   2.  Vocabulary used . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   3.  Research question . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   4.  Methodology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   5.  Literature Review . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   6.  Cases and examples  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     6.1.  Conversing  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
       6.1.1.  Mailing Lists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
       6.1.2.  Multi-party video conferencing  . . . . . . . . . . .   8
       6.1.3.  Internet Relay Chat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     6.2.  Peer-to-peer networks and systems . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
       6.2.1.  Peer-to-peer system architectures . . . . . . . . . .  10
       6.2.2.  Version control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
     6.3.  Grouping together (identities)  . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
       6.3.1.  DNS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
       6.3.2.  Autonomous Systems  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
   7.  Discussion: Establishing the relation . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
   8.  Discussion: Protocols and Platforms . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
   9.  Conclusions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
   10. Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
   11. Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
   12. IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
   13. Research Group Information  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
   14. References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
     14.1.  Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
     14.2.  URIs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  24
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  25

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