Post Tagged with: "internet governance"

CIRA Launches Governance Public Consultation

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 […]

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July 14, 2005 Comments are Disabled News

The High Stakes Battle for Control of the Internet

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 […]

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July 11, 2005 Comments are Disabled Columns

Policies Old and New

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 […]

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July 4, 2005 Comments are Disabled News

Why WSIS Is About More Than Just Domain Names

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 […]

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May 17, 2004 Comments are Disabled Columns

Rethinking Government and Internet Governance

Professor Geist’s regular Toronto Star Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article, homepage version) features coverage of the results of a global study jointly conducted by the ITU and myself on the role of national governments and their national domains. The study, which covered 56 countries from every […]

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December 1, 2003 Comments are Disabled Columns