The Working Group of Internet Governance has released its final report. As I wrote this week in my Law Bytes column, the report comes on the heels of the U.S. statement that it has no intention of surrendering control of root zone file. The WGIG report developed a working […]
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The Canadian Internet Registration Authority, which manages to the dot-ca domain, today launched a critically important public consultation which raises the prospect of a dramatic change to the CIRA board, public elections, and other accountability issues. I have served for the past four years on the CIRA board and I’m […]
My weekly Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, freely available hyperlinked version) assesses the recent round of Internet governance developments including (i) the U.S. statement which indicated that they no longer intend to transfer control over the root servers to ICANN, but rather to maintain their "historic role in authorizing […]
Just as Canada and the U.S. were gearing up for a holiday weekend, there was a flurry of noteworthy policy developments. I expect that I will have more to say about each in the weeks ahead, so I only pause to comment briefly on each (in order of media coverage […]
Professor Geist’s regular Toronto Star Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article, homepage version) examines recent developments involving the World Summit on the Information Society. The column argues that while the domain name systems captures most the attention, the tension between the developed and developing world at WSIS […]