Coalition of Public Interest Groups and Tech Companies Urge US Congress to Oppose Rule Changes that Enable Government Hacking of Personal Computers

A group of civil liberties groups and technology companies wrote to US Congressional leaders today to oppose the proposed changes to Rule 41 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure.

The change to the rule would grant federal magistrate judges broad authority to issue warrants for hacking and surveillance in cases where a computer’s location is […]

By |June 21st, 2016|Digital Rights, Innovation Policy, Internet Governance, Uncategorized|

IP Justice Joins Amicus Brief in U.S. Supreme Court Case Apple v. Samsung

In a key legal battle pending before the U.S. Supreme Court over the reach of design patents, IP Justice joined other public interest organizations in asking the court to overturn a controversial decision from the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals that would have negative consequences on technological innovation.

The U.S. Supreme Court amicus curiae brief was […]

By |June 14th, 2016|Digital Rights, Innovation Policy|

Dissenting Opinion of Member Robin Gross to ICANN CCWG Accountability Report on Issue of Enhancing Governmental Control Over Internet via ICANN Accountability Reform Process

Dissent of Member Robin Gross to CCWG-Accountability Report as .pdf (18 February 2016)

Dissenting Opinion of Individual Member Robin Gross on the Issue of GAC Over-Empowerment, Marginalization of Supporting Organizations

While the majority of recommendations included in the CCWG-Accountability Report for Work Stream 1 mark significant and laudable improvements for ICANN’s accountability processes, the proposal remains flawed […]

By |February 20th, 2016|Digital Rights, Innovation Policy, Internet Governance|

IP JUSTICE JOURNAL: The IANA Transition and the Role of Governments in Internet Governance by Milton Mueller

By: Dr. Milton Mueller, Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Public Policy

September 15, 2015 – Full Article as .PDF
1. The IANA Transition
On March 14, 2014, the United States government announced its intention to end its direct role in overseeing the Internet’s Domain Name System (DNS) and IP address allocation. Those aspects of global Internet coordination, […]

By |September 15th, 2015|Internet Governance|

IP JUSTICE JOURNAL: The Internet in China by Konstantinos Komaitis

The Internet in China: A New Normal?
by Konstantinos Komaitis – September 1, 2015

Full Article as .PDF

The Great Wall of China is not just an amazing structure; its role and purpose are equally fascinating. Built over two centuries, the main purpose of the Great Wall was to protect China from its enemies and invaders, especially the […]

By |September 1st, 2015|Internet Governance, Publications|

IP JUSTICE JOURNAL: Internet Architecture as Proxy for State Power by Laura DeNardis

Internet Architecture as Proxy for State Power
By Laura DeNardis, Ph.D. – August 15, 2015

Full Article as .PDF
Internet Freedom in the Age of Internet Control
The Internet is no longer just a communication system. It is also a control system in which more objects than people are connected to the network. Society is moving from a […]

By |August 15th, 2015|Digital Rights, Innovation Policy, Internet Governance, Publications|

IP Justice Letter on New GTLD .Music “Community” Priority Evaluation & Application’s Impact on Free Expression and Innovation

IP Justice sent a letter today to ICANN expressing concern about an application for the .Music new Generic Top-Level Domain (GTLD) and its impact on freedom of expression, innovation, and competition on the Internet.

Read IP Justice’s letter here. (.PDF)

Re: Opposition to .MUSIC “Community” Application Based on Freedom of Expression and Innovation Policy Concerns

Dear ICANN:

I write […]

By |August 12th, 2015|Digital Rights, Innovation Policy, Internet Governance|

IP JUSTICE JOURNAL: Internet Infrastructure and IP Censorship by David Post

Internet Infrastructure & IP Censorship
By David G. Post – August 1, 2015
Full Article as .PDF

Many scholars and other observers of developments in Internet governance, law, and policy have commented upon an unusual and important phenomenon that has become more widespread in recent years: using control over access to critical portions of the Internet’s technical infrastructure […]

By |August 1st, 2015|Digital Rights, Innovation Policy, Internet Governance, Publications|

IP JUSTICE JOURNAL: ICANN Accountability Deficits Revealed in .AFRICA Panel Ruling

ICANN Accountability Deficits Revealed in .AFRICA Panel Ruling

By Robin D. Gross – 16 July 2015

Full Article as .PDF

“Fortress ICANN” No Longer Able to Shield Itself from Accountability

In an important test of ICANN’s primary accountability mechanism, its Independent Review Process (IRP), the organization has been handed a stinging blow over its mishandling of the bid for […]

By |July 16th, 2015|Internet Governance, Publications|

ICANN Loses Independent Review Panel Decision For Unfairly Treating TLD Applicant & Improper Deference to Governments

ICANN has lost an important case in its Independent Review Panel (IRP) process in the .Africa new domain case and its implications for other new domains are huge.

ICANN lost mainly for its unfair treatment to new generic top-level domain applicants and for providing undue deference to advice from the Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC), which does […]

By |July 11th, 2015|Digital Rights, Internet Governance|