IGF 2020 BPF Local content: Public survey

In 2020, the IGF Best Practice Forum on Local Content intends to focus on how to protect, preserve and remunerate creative work and collective wisdom in order to create a sustainable model for the production, distribution and local fruition of local content in the digital age. This may involve intellectual ownership rights, communities' intellectual property rights, ownership of national or community identifiers of natural resources, protection of creative works and so on. (More details are available in our work plan.) As we start the work, we would like to:

  • (a) understand how the community could contribute to the BPF;
  • (b) collect recommendations for good practices to include in the BPF work; and
  • (c) collect suggestions for organisations and individuals who could contribute to the BPF work.

For these purposes, we kindly invite you to take this short survey by 6 September 2020.

IGF 2020 Best Practice Forum on Local Content: Public survey


About you (should you be willing to share this information)
You are welcome to remain anonymous should you prefer to do so.
We would particularly welcome suggestions that shed light on:
  • (a) Initiatives focusing on the use of digital tools to protect various forms of local culture.
  • (b) Successful examples of remuneration of creative work (traditional and innovative ones over the Internet).
  • (c) Successful examples of remuneration and protection of traditional/collective wisdom (traditional and innovative ones over the Internet).
  • (d) Comparison of various existing models to protect different kinds of rights, and the opportunities and challenges they bring when it comes to the development and protection of local content.
  • (e) Successful examples of approaches that help local communities develop their creative products/services (including in terms of hosting local content locally).
  • (f) Best practices about the creation of virtuous circles to put in direct relations producers and final users through innovative solutions.
  • (g) Approaches for protecting against risks of commercial takeover of local/indigenous identifiers of natural/cultural assets (e.g. the cases of “babaçu”, “cupuaçu” and the Japanese food companies).
3. Would you be interested to participate in the BPF session at the IGF meeting in November 2020 bringing some of your experience in this field?
In response to its initial survey, the BPF has received the following suggestions for organisations to be invited to contribute to its work: Association for Progressive Communications; Internet Society' Kictanet; The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC); Iroko TV; DSTV (South Africa); Cetic.br/NIC.br; authors and interviewees from the Internet Sectoral Overview on Digital Collections; Brazilian Institute of Museums (Ibram) and University of Brasília (UnB); Museum of the Indigenous (Brazil); MITIC Paraguay; community networks; Local Contexts; Redes AC and Sula Batsu; HIVOS; Antic (Cameroon); Rising Voices; Colmix; FGER.