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The Trouble with the TPP, Day 16: Intervening in Internet Governance

The Trouble with the TPP series explores Internet-related issues this week, starting with the surprising inclusion of Internet governance in a trade deal. The debate over Internet governance for much of the past decade has often come down to a battle between ICANN and the ITU (a UN body), which in turn is characterized as a choice between a private-sector led, bottoms-up, consensus model (ICANN) or a governmental-controlled approach. Canada (along with countries like the U.S. and Australia) have consistently sided with the ICANN-model, arguing for a multi-stakeholder approach with limited government intervention. In fact, at the 2014 NetMundial conference, the Canadian government stated:

The multistakeholder model of Internet governance has been a key driver in the success of the Internet to date. Canada firmly supports this model and believes it must continue to be the foundation for all discussions in order to preserve the Internet’s open architecture. Canada firmly supports strengthening this model. Government centric approaches would stifle the innovation and dynamism associated with the Internet.

The Trouble with the TPP is that it contradicts Canada’s longstanding policy on Internet governance. While Canada, the U.S. and other TPP countries urge the governments of the world to take a hands-off approach to the Internet, the TPP opens the door to country-code domain intervention (note that I am on the board of the Canadian Internet Registration Authority, which manages the dot-ca domain).

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January 25, 2016 5 comments News

The TPP IP Chapter Leaks: U.S. Wants New Regulations for Country-Code Domain Names

My series of posts on the leak of the Trans Pacific Partnership intellectual property chapter has highlighted Canada’s opposition to many U.S. proposals, U.S. demands for Internet provider liability that could lead to subscriber termination, content blocking, and ISP monitoring, copyright term extension, anti-counterfeiting provisions that are inconsistent with Bill […]

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November 19, 2013 6 comments News

Study on NAF Domain Name Dispute Resolution Finds Disproportionate Panelist Allocation

In the summer of 2001, I published a study on the panelist allocation practices of domain name dispute resolution providers.  The study – – found troubling evidence of systemic unfairness in the process.  Zak Muscovitch has published an updated study that finds that the concerns remain, with one panelist […]

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March 23, 2010 3 comments News

WIPO’s Misleading Release

The World Intellectual Property Organization put out a release yesterday trumpeting an eight percent increase in domain name disputes handled by WIPO.  In 2008 there were 2329 complaints filed with WIPO, the most ever.  WIPO uses the increase to raise questions about the possible increase in the number of available […]

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March 17, 2009 Comments are Disabled News

WIPO Concerned About UDRP Provider

Webnames Domain Name News points to a recent letter from WIPO to ICANN, expressing concern about a proposed new dispute resolution provider that proposes to offer an appeals process.

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July 16, 2007 Comments are Disabled News