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ICANN Accountability In A Multi-Stakeholder Governance Regime – IGF 2014 Transcript & Video

By |September 14th, 2014|

Ninth Annual Meeting of the Internet Governance Forum – Istanbul, Turkey
“Connecting Continents for Enhanced Multi-Stakeholder Governance”

September 3, 2014
ICANN Accountability In A Multi-Stakeholder Governance Regime

 
>> ROBIN GROSS: Hello everyone and welcome. My name is Robin Gross with IP Justice. I’m the organizer of this panel on ICANN accountability. ICANN’s bylaws state that it operates in the […]

Tell ICANN Not to Change its Bylaws to Give Governments Dominant Control of ICANN’s Board

By |August 27th, 2014|

Stand Up For Internet Freedom! Send a comment to ICANN to express your concern about the organization's radical proposal to hand control of the board of the directors over to governments. The Internet Needs You to Act Today!

Do Not Empower Non-Democratic Governments’ Control Over the Internet with this Draconian “GAC Veto” on ICANN Board Decisions

By |August 27th, 2014|

This draconian proposal to change ICANN's bylaws would fundamentally transform ICANN away from being a "bottom-up" and "private-sector-led" organization and into a governmental regulatory agency by changing the GAC's role from "advisory" into "primary decision maker" by essentially creating a "governmental veto" on all key organizational decisions. This would mark a truly significant change in the overall power structure at ICANN that would dramatically empower national governments (some democratic, some authoritarian) over the management of critical Internet resources at the expense of those who participate in the bottom-up policy development process...

7 “Frequently Asked Questions” About ICANN’s Enhancing Accountability Plan that Went Unanswered in ICANN’s FAQ

By |August 25th, 2014|

Q1. Why wasn’t the community involved in the drafting of the staff plan?

Q2.  How does ICANN intend to handle the inherent conflict of interest with developing its own accountability plan?

Q3.  Why didn’t ICANN invite proposals from the community?

Q4.  Why is there no public comment period on staff’s plan?

Q5.  What is the rationale for so many non-stakeholder decision […]

Aligning ICANN Policy with Privacy Rights of Internet Users – IGF 2014 Workshop Video

By |August 25th, 2014|

 IP Justice Presents IGF 2014 Workshop #149: 
“Aligning ICANN Policy with Privacy Rights of Internet Users” 
Day 5 at the 9th United Nations Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2014 in Istanbul, Turkey
5 September 2014  ~  11:00 am – 12:30 pm in Istanbul (other time zones)
in Venue Workshop Room #6 at Lütfi Kirdar International Convention and Exhibition Center (ICEC)

Video Recording           […]

Quelle Suprise! ICANN’s Accountability Plan Gives ICANN Board Total Control: ICANN Limits Accountability Improvement Measures to Toothless Self-Policing

By |August 21st, 2014|

1. ICANN’s So-Called “Enhancing Accountability” Process
After a long wait, ICANN’s senior management finally released its plan for “Enhancing Accountability” at the private California corporation that makes global Internet domain name policy.  Unfortunately, the accountability deficit crisis created by ICANN’s longstanding policy of purely “self-policing” with no meaningful external accountability mechanisms will not be solved by this […]

Accountability in the ICANN Multi-Stakeholder Governance Regime – IGF 2014 Workshop Promo & Video

By |August 21st, 2014|

IP Justice Presents IGF 2014 Workshop #23: 
“Accountability in the ICANN Multi-Stakeholder Governance Regime” 
at the 9th United Nations Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2014 in Istanbul, Turkey
3 September 2014  ~  9:00 – 10:30 am in Istanbul (other time zones)
in Venue Room #2 at Lütfi Kirdar International Convention and Exhibition Center (ICEC)

Video Recording     Transcript

Panel Speakers:  

Larry Strictling, US NTIA
Pat Kane, […]

Enhancing ICANN Accountability – IP Justice Comments

By |June 6th, 2014|

Strengthen Protection for Human Rights, Independent Checks on Board, Greater Transparency, Adherence to Bottom-Up Decision Making

A Civil Society Perspective on NETmundial 2014 Final Outcome Document: A Remarkable Achievement, Despite Losses to Hollywood & Govts Over Specific Language on Most Controversial Issues

By |April 26th, 2014|

What follows are a few ‘big picture’ thoughts on the Netmundial meeting in Brazil this week and its final outcome document, adopted by its high level committee.  Overall, there are some truly amazing and forward-looking principles supported in the “Netmundial Multi-Stakeholder Statement” that we as civil society should be proud of, and especially our civil […]

ICANN Expands Trademark Rights & Violates Bottom-Up Policy Process: NCSG Position on ICANN Board-Staff Violation of Corporate Bylaws by Imposing ‘TM+50 Policy’ on GNSO

By |November 7th, 2013|

 
NCSG Position on ICANN Board-Staff Violation of Corporate Bylaws by Imposing “TM+50 Policy” on GNSO 
7 November 2013
 
Available as .pdf
 
At the request of ICANN legal staff as per its Cooperative Engagement Process (CEP), the Non-Commercial Stakeholders Group (NCSG) provides this further explanation of our complaint regarding the ICANN Board-staff’s violation of the Corporate Bylaws in its […]