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IP Justice Encourages ICANN to Protect the Privacy Rights of Internet Users

1 July 2015 To: comments-whois-accuracy-14may15-en@icann.org ICANN Public Comment Forum: https://www.icann.org/public-comments/2013-whois-accuracy-spec-review-2015-05-14-en Dear ICANN, Thank you for this opportunity to provide comment on the Review of the 2013 Registrar Accreditation Agreement's Whois Accuracy Program Specification. IP Justice is a San Francisco-based nonprofit civil liberties organization that promotes balanced intellectual property rights and Internet policy that enables freedom and [...]

IP Justice Comment on Illegitimate Imposition of Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS) of Domain Names on .Travel and Consumers by ICANN

Posted in ICANN Public Comment Forum: http://forum.icann.org/lists/comments-travel-renewal-12may15/msg00012.html [comments-travel-renewal-12may15] <<< Chronological Index >>>    <<< Thread Index >>> Policy Needs to Developed Through Legitimate Process. Staff Created and Imposed Policies Like This Are Illegitimate. URS Will Chill Freedom of Expression To: comments-travel-renewal-12may15@xxxxxxxxx Subject: Policy Needs to Developed Through Legitimate Process. Staff Created and Imposed Policies Like This Are Illegitimate. URS Will Chill Freedom [...]

IP Justice Signs Open Letter to Senate of Paraguay to Protect Privacy Rights of Internet Users

INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY ACTION Open letter to the Senate of Paraguay - June 1st, 2015, Honorable Senate of the Republic of Paraguay: We, the undersigned organizations, urge you to reject the proposed bill that “establishes the obligation to retain traffic data” introduced by Senators Fernando Silva Facetti, Roberto Acevedo, Arnaldo Giuzzio and Arnoldo Wiens. This bill, [...]

IP Justice Advises ICANN Board to Protect Freedom of Expression Rights and Respect Community-Developed Policy in ICANN Top-Level Domain Policy

IP Justice sent a letter this week to ICANN's Board Governance Committee to express concern for ICANN's treatment of Internet user's freedom of expression rights in the organization's policy for new Generic Top-Level Domains (GTLDs). The letter, which urged the committee to reconsider it's recent decision to restrict numerous lawful of the word "doctor" in the Internet's domain name system, stated ...

Freedom of Expression Chilled By ICANN’s Addition of Speech Restrictions in DNS: ‘Public Interest Commitments’ Amount to Illegitimate Usurpation of Bottom-Up Policy

Freedom of expression on the Internet is at risk from ICANN’s recent decision to prohibit anyone but one specific type of doctor from using the word within the .doctor new gTLD space.   Last month, ICANN’s New GTLD Program Committee decided that only “medical practitioners” would be allowed to register a domain in the .doctor name space. [...]

Civil Society Cautions Against ICANN Proposal to Give Governments a Veto Over New Domains Using “Geographic Names”

A group of twenty-four civil society organizations and individuals today submitted a joint statement regarding a proposal from an ICANN Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) sub-group on the use of geographic names in top-level domains. The joint civil society statement cautioned against the adoption of the GAC proposal that would give governments veto power on domains that use geographic names. The submission stated that the proposal would threaten to chill freedom of expression and other lawful rights to use words in domain names, stifle innovation, and undermine the multi-stakeholder model for Internet governance. The group also stated that the proposal is based on flawed presumptions of law and 'the public interest' and is entirely unworkable from a practical standpoint.

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

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 [...]

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