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ICANN's Perfect Storm

August 15th, 2013

My colleague, Greg Shatan, posted a client alert on the upcoming perfect storm being spawned by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) entitled, "Clashes, Collisions, Delays and Decisions: ICANN, NTIA, Verisign and ANA Weigh In on ‘Name Collisions’ and the Readiness of the New gTLD Program."  It coveRead More

Rats Abound in the Guise of Pirates

July 26th, 2013

Piracy is clearly a plague on the Web.  Sites that foster wholesale copyright infringement with illegal downloads or counterfeit goods make money for crooks at the expense of legitimate creators.  Regrettably, there is sufficient disrespect for intellectual property rights that unauthorized copying and distribution is a very lucrative business.  Today’s thieRead More

Do Not Track – On or Off Track?

July 24th, 2013

The Worldwide Web Consortium (W3C), a self-appointed overseer of Internet policy, has been debating the do not track debate for years.  Should it be an opt-in where consumers cannot be tracked on the Internet without their prior express permission (as it is in Europe) or should it be an opt-out Read More

United States Senate Questions NTIA Advocacy Over ICANN

July 22nd, 2013

The Association of National Advertisers reported today on a striking development regarding ICANN.  While ICANN was languishing in Durban, South Africa debating its next steps in governance, on July 18, the United States Senate Committee on Appropriations approved its Fiscal Year 2014 Report for the Departments of Commerce, Justice, Science, and RRead More

ICANN47 Concludes Amid Confused Consensus...or Not

July 22nd, 2013

My partner, Greg Shatan, has filed his final dispatch from Durban on ICANN's 47th confab.  When one takes the time to read all of his reports, they beg the question: Was anything accomplished or was it business as usual?  Make your own conclusion.  Greg's post can be found at We ExRead More

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