« Information society » : perspectives for the Tunis Summit

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Even after the Geneva World Summit on the Information Society, there still is an issue about how to implement an inclusive Information Society, which serves mankind and takes into account cultural diversities. One cannot deny that the Information Society raises big social, economical and political issues; and one such as revising the Intellectual Property Law could be seen as a step to strengthen big economic entities’ interests. We may describe the Information Society as a space of freedom and democracy, though it’s obvious that the ICT are new ways of exercising control and dominion… Therefore we expect Tunis to bring practical answers to a variety of questions, as well as to find a way of implementing the Geneva action plan. – Summary AFRI-2005