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April 7

10:00 – 12:00

Opening Ceremony

  • Maxut Shadayev, Minister of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation
  • Alexander Khinstein, State Duma Committee on Informational Policy, Technologies and Communications, Chairman
  • Tatyana Matveeva, Head of the Department for the Development of Information and Communication Technologies and Communication Infrastructure, Presidential Executive Office
  • Doreen Bogdan-Martin, Director of the Telecommunication Development Bureau of the International Telecommunication Union
  • Rashid Ismailov, VimpelCom PJSC
  • Anriette Esterhuysen, IGF Multistakeholder Advisory Group Chair
  • Andrey Vorobyev, Director of the Coordination Center for TLD .RU/.РФ
  • Representative of the Russian Youth Forum on Internet Governance

IP&IT Law Award Ceremony

The Sixth National Youth Contest of Works on Information Technology and Intellectual Property IP&IT LAW 2021

The contest is organized by the Coordination Center for TLD .RU/.РФ and the IP CLUB under the auspices of the State Duma Committee on Information Policy, Information Technology and Communications.

The competition is supported by Russian and international organizations. Prizes and awards are established by the organizers and partners of the competition and include:

A special award sponsored by the World Intellectual Property Organization for the top contender; a special award sponsored by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers for the best paper on one of the first four topics; diplomas from the State Duma Committee on Information Policy, Information Technology and Communications for finalists; a prize from the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia for the best paper on the relationship between antimonopoly regulation and intellectual property;

Other awards sponsored by competition partners include Russia’s Intellectual Property Court, the International and Comparative Law Research Center, the law firms Yegorov, Puginsky, Afanasiyev and Partners, and Kachkin & Partners, the ALRUD and Patentus companies, the law firms Semenov & Pevzner, Zartsyn and Partners, Statut Law School, the Garant legal information system, and the publishing house “Development of Legal Systems.”

The mission of the contest is to identify promising trends in legal support for the implementation and use of digital technologies, in the legal safeguard and protection of intellectual property rights in the digital environment, and legal assistance for e-business; to promote young people’s interest in legal matters related to the development of the digital economy; to stimulate research activity among students, graduate students and young professionals; and to attract state and public attention to the legal aspects of the digital economy.

12:10 – 13:40

Session 1. Internet governance

In July 2018, the UN Secretary-General announced the creation of the High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation to develop proposals on improving cooperation in the digital area between governments, the private sector, civil society, international organizations, research organizations, the engineering community and other interested parties. The panel finished their discussions and in June 2019 presented the concluding report, The Age of Digital Interdependence. The report comprises five sets of recommendations on how the international community could adopt joint measures to streamline digital technology and lower the risks:

  1. Build an inclusive digital economy and society;
  2. Develop human and institutional capacity;
  3. Protect human rights and human agency;
  4. Promote digital trust, security and stability;
  5. Foster global digital cooperation.

In 2025, Russia will host the last IGF that will take place under the current mandate; the forum reform plan will be ready by that time.

Talking points:

  • Why do we need global digital cooperation?
  • Does the digital world share common values?
  • Are there effective platforms where all countries can be heard?
  • How can inclusive global internet governance be created within the G193 (UN) instead of other “Gs” such as the G7, G20 or G2 (China−US)?
  • How can the risk of internet fragmentation affect global economic development?
  • How can the risk of internet fragmentation affect global supply chains, social connections, scientific cooperation, and so on?
  • What are the prospects for the implementation of the Roadmap for Digital Cooperation?

Moderators: Jovan Kurbalija, DiploFoundation, Andrey Vorobyev, Coordination Center for TLD RU/РФ

13:50 – 15:20

Session 2. Emerging technologies. Artificial intelligence and ethics.

Under the Concept on Regulation of Relations in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics until 2024, increasing the independence of such systems, reducing human control over the process of use and the not quite transparent process of decision making have created public demand for regulatory restrictions on the use of artificial intelligence and robotic systems.

Thus, one of the conditions for introducing artificial intelligence in such areas as medicine, industry and transport is the need for a responsible approach to the development of AI. This approach will allow for outlining mechanisms to delegate process management to AI and minimize existing risks.

Ethics and artificial intelligence have become a key topic for discussion at various levels: national, international and sectoral. It is becoming increasingly obvious that this issue can be a cornerstone of soft law on regulating artificial intelligence systems.

Moderator: Karen Kazaryan, RAEC, Anna Abramova, MGIMO

Participants: