Freedom of Association on the Internet
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Human Rights Protocol Considerations Research Group         N. ten Oever
Internet-Draft                                                ARTICLE 19
Intended status: Informational                          G. Perez de Acha
Expires: December 24, 2017                            Derechos Digitales
                                                           June 22, 2017

                 Freedom of Association on the Internet
                   draft-tenoever-hrpc-association-01

Abstract

   This document aims to scope the relation between Internet protocols
   and the rights to freedom of assembly and association.  The Internet
   increasingly mediates our lives and our ability to excercise human
   rights.  Since Internet protocols play a central role in the
   management, development and use of the Internet, the relation between
   the mentioned rights should be documented and adverse impacts should
   be mitigated.  As there have been methods of protest on the Internet
   -a form of freedom of assembly- that have proven to be harmful to
   connectivity and infrastructure, such as DDoS attacks, this text aims
   to document forms of protest, association and assembly that do not
   have a negative impact on the Internet infrastructure.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Vocabulary used . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   3.  Research questions  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   4.  Cases and examples  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     4.1.  Communicating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
       4.1.1.  Mailinglists  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
       4.1.2.  Multi party video conferencing and risks  . . . . . .   6
     4.2.  Peer-to-peer networks and systems . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
       4.2.1.  Peer-to-peer system achitectures  . . . . . . . . . .   7
       4.2.2.  Version control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     4.3.  Reaching out  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
       4.3.1.  Spam, filter bubbles, and unrequested messaging . . .   9
       4.3.2.  Distributed Denial of Service Attacks . . . . . . . .  10
     4.4.  Grouping together (identities)  . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
       4.4.1.  DNS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
       4.4.2.  ISPs  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
   5.  Conclusions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
   6.  Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
   7.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
   8.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
   9.  Research Group Information  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
   10. References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
     10.1.  Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
     10.2.  URIs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17

1.  Introduction

   Freedom of assembly and freedom of association are two human rights
   that protect and enable collective action and expression [UDHR]
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