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Karisma Foundation, a Colombian civil society organization, is launching a crowdfunding campaign to support Diego Gómez, a biologist accused of copyright infringement for sharing a scientific research online. When he was a college student at Universidad del Quindío, Diego uploaded a thesis from a colleague at Universidad Nacional de Colombia on the document platform Scribd
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Diego Gómez is declared innocent!

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  • 26 Mayo, 2017
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A case with no precedent that highlights the need for Open Access to be the rule, no the exception, regarding circulation of scientific research. Today, more than three years after criminal procedures began, Bogotá Circuit Criminal Court No. 49 acquitted the biologist Diego Gómez of charges of copyright violations for sharing an academic paper online.
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Civil Society Joint Declaration to the Organization of American States (OAS) and Governments of Member States on Digital Security Issues in Latin America The following statement  delivered to the OAS General Secretary during the South School of Internet Governance in Washington DC , on April 1, 2016. We encourage the OAS Member State to align
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Are you at RightsCon? Join us!

RightsCon is the world’s leading event convened around the issues of the internet and human rights. The annual conference convenes business leaders, visionaries, technologists, legal experts, civil society members, activists, and government representatives from across the globe on issues at the intersection of tech and human rights. This year, you will find three days of
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Is data retention legitimate in Colombia?

In the frame of personal data protection day we released our latest analysis Is data retention legitimate in Colombia? on this document we analyzed regulations on data retention in Colombia and and compared them with those on Peru, Mexico and Brazil from the point of view of compliance with international standards for the establishment of
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“When the States hacks”*

When the state “hacks” * is an analysis of the legitimacy of the use of hacking tools in Colombia, written by Juan Diego Castaneda of Karisma Foundation. Internet is being affected by all kinds of control measures that determine a what point is a media free, open and secure. States have been acquiring technological capabilities
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