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: April 16, 2018                               Derechos Digitales
                                                        October 13, 2017

                 Freedom of Association on the Internet
                   draft-tenoever-hrpc-association-02

Abstract

   This document aims to scope the relation between Internet protocols
   and the right 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
   protocols and the aforementioned 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   3.  Research questions  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   4.  Methodology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   5.  Literature Review . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   6.  Cases and examples  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     6.1.  Communicating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
       6.1.1.  Mailing Lists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
       6.1.2.  Multi-party video conferencing and risks  . . . . . .   7
     6.2.  Peer-to-peer networks and systems . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
       6.2.1.  Peer-to-peer system achitectures  . . . . . . . . . .   8
       6.2.2.  Version control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     6.3.  Reaching out  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
       6.3.1.  Spam, filter bubbles, and unrequested messaging . . .  11
       6.3.2.  Distributed Denial of Service Attacks . . . . . . . .  12
     6.4.  Grouping together (identities)  . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
       6.4.1.  DNS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
       6.4.2.  ASes  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
   7.  Discussion: The Internet as an association  . . . . . . . . .  14
   8.  Conclusions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
   9.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
   10. IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
   11. Research Group Information  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
   12. References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
     12.1.  Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
     12.2.  URIs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  20
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  21

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