colombia

Op-Ed: Colombian Law Sets Dangerous Precedent says APC
Op-Ed: Colombian Law Sets Dangerous Precedent says APC 26 September 2011 Joy Liddicoat

Colombian lawmakers are studying the “Lleras law”, the latest effort by that country to secure a free trade agreement with the United States by submitting to U.S. demands to comply with U.S. intellectual property laws. The bill is currently being fast-tracked with little input or consultation from Colombian citizens.

APC member Colnodo condemns anti-piracy law
APC member Colnodo condemns anti-piracy law 07 September 2011 Colnodo

“APC member Colnodo has issued a report about Colombia’s controversial “two strikes” bill. Under this law, file-sharers caught with copyrighted content can lose their internet connections or even face jail time.” See full article in Spanish.

Colombia: Social appropriation: The implementation of the new Compartel telecentres
Colombia: Social appropriation: The implementation of the new Compartel telecentres 09 July 2009 Colnodo

The action consisted of approaching the decision-makers for the Colombian government’s project to supply community internet access centres in schools, through which close to 1700 new telecentres will be installed. Colnodo and the National Network of Telecentres (RNT-Red Nacional de Telecentros), members of AndinaTIC in Colombia, have been working with the government to promote models of socia...

Colombia: Communications Fund
Colombia: Communications Fund 08 July 2009 Marco Pérez

Colnodo, Colombia’s AndinaTIC member, analysed the role of the country’s Communications Fund. The institution is part of the Ministry of Communications and administers the funds transferred by the various telecommunications companies operating in Colombia. It currently finances postal and social telephony programmes as well as ICT expansion to reach persons of limited income. Specifically ...

Colombia: The strategy of opening educational institutions as community internet access centres
Colombia: The strategy of opening educational institutions as community internet access centres 08 July 2009 Jorge Mauricio Escobar Sarria, Olga Patricia Paz Martínez y Paula Andrea Ospina Saavedra

The policy of opening public ICT access centres that operate within educational institutions presents an opportunity to expand access to broadband infrastructure, as observed by Olpa Paz, Mauricio Escobar and Paula Ospina. In addition to the promotion of public access to ICTs, Colombia is also witnessing a growing trend towards the bundling of internet, cable television and fixed telephony ser...

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