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									        BEYOND ICANN:
        INTERNATIONAL
      GOVERNANCE OF THE
      INTERNET IN THE 21st
           CENTURY
•   International Intellectual Property Rights Committee
     – 16 April 2004

                 • David W. Maher, Chairman, Public Interest Registry
Who runs the Internet?
    Who runs the Internet?



•          No one
                ICANN
• Internet Corporation for Assigned Names
  and Numbers
• California corporation - 1998
• Not-for-profit
• International Board of Directors
      ICANN’s Identity Crisis

• Is ICANN engaged in “technical
  administration” or does it make policy?
     MISSION IMPOSSIBLE?
• “An ineffective ICANN virtually invites the
  fragmentation of the Internet by those with
  parochial commercial, cultural or political
  interests into zones that cannot reliably
  communicate with each other . . .”
     • President's Report: ICANN – The Case for
       Reform       24 February 2002
Before ICANN




        Jon Postel and Joyce Reynolds

              IETF32, Danvers MA, Apr 1995
              Courtesy of Peter Lothberg, www.stupi.se
Authority over the root
   United States Dep’t of Commerce still has
   sole authority over the content of the “A” root
   server, with the tacit consent of other
   governments.
   Will the U.S. Congress ever allow ICANN to
   take control of the “A” root server?
                 WSIS
• Geneva – December 2003
• Tunis – November 2005
• UN Working Group
  – UN-ITC meeting New York – March 2004
              The KGB View
• KGB should exert control over Internet,
  because international terrorism and
  organized crime more and more often use
  WWW. "We are trying to provide all the
  possibilities, and legal - first of all, in order
  to be able to control Internet, "- Mr. Leonid
  Erin, chief of Belarusian KGB.
              KGB – More
• Mr. Erin emphasizes that he understands
  criticism of this position, especially in
  connection with human rights violations.
  But he insists that prior to that are state
  interests and secret services activities.
                WIPO-2
• Does the UDRP create “international law”
• Should UDRP protection be extended to
  country names and intergovernmental
  organization names?

								
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