AGIP Participates in MEAC-SIG School of Internet Governance in Egypt

26 Aug 2018

CAIRO – Abu-Ghazaleh Intellectual Property (AGIP) has recently participated in the 5th edition of the Middle East and Adjoining Countries School on Internet Governance (MEAC-SIG), which took place in Cairo, Egypt from August 5-9, 2018.

The event was hosted by the National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (NTRA) of Egypt, and jointly organized by the Arab World Internet Institute, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the Internet Governance Project at Georgia Tech, the Internet Society, and RIPE NCC.

The intensive program of the event aimed at disseminating knowledge and exchanging experience and ensuring effective participation of the regional Internet community in national, regional, and global Internet Governance fora.
AGIP representative, Executive Director Mr. Charles Shaban, was one of the main speakers at the event where he delivered a presentation about Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs). The presentation focused on basic concepts of IP and explored the ways IRPs affect Internet Governance, such as battles over graduated response or takedowns of copyrighted content.

It is worth mentioning that Shaban has extensive experience in the field of Internet Governance and related public policy, good knowledge of the outputs of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Geneva 2003 and Tunis 2005, and good knowledge of the global IGF process mechanisms.

Commenting on his participation, Shaban said: “It was one of the best schools on Internet Governance, the faculty had very knowledgeable lecturers, and the students showed eagerness and passion to learn the different aspects related to Internet Governance.”



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