Category Archives: Internet Governance

SOPA and other @Cyberlaw Links

The news this week has been dominated by discussions of the Stop Online Piracy Act, or SOPA, that had congressional hearings this week. I really liked the following discussions of SOPA: Why I Oppose the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA)/E-PARASITES Act Eric Goldman has a great summary of the bill and its problems. Well recommended… Continue Reading

News and @cyberlaw Links

For those of you who are interested, I’ll be presenting on “Common Trademark Application Problems” on November 2, 2011 as part of my firm’s IP Webinar series. For more information and links to the free registration, click here. Some recent links I found particularly interesting on Twitter include: Net Neutrality Case Heads to D.C. Circuit… Continue Reading

Copyright Basics webinar and @cyberlaw Links

For those of you who are interested, I’ll be presenting as part of my firm’s IP Webinar series on October 5, 2011 at 12 CDT on Copyright Basics.  It will be a lot of fun, and hopefully a good learning experience for all.  Since it’s a webinar, be prepared to ask your general copyright questions… Continue Reading

Reactions to Lessig’s Keynote Speech at ABA Techshow 2011

I was pleased to be in the room (alright, the second row) when Professor Larry Lessig gave the keynote speech for ABA Techshow 2011. In the speech, entitled “Code is Law: Does Anyone Get This Yet?“, Lessig discusses some of the problems with copyright law’s application to regulate the digital world. I can’t adequately summarize… Continue Reading

Net Neutrality – Avoiding the “Mushy Middle”

Thanks to Techmeme, I saw Craig Aaron’s great article on Huffington Post entitled “Net Neutrality’s New Enemy: The Mythical Mushy Middle.” I recommend you read it, as it does a great job explaining what happens when corporate interests get involved – netizens and those who haven’t taken a side are caught in what he terms… Continue Reading

Much Ado About Nothing – Google & Verizon’s Network Neutrality Proposal

I’ve been closely following the Network Neutrality debate for years, and while I am pleased that Google and Verizon have brought the discussion to the forefront in recent days, there has been too much outrage in my humble opinion. Certain facts remain after careful analysis of the joint policy proposal. Fact 1 – it’s a… Continue Reading

Top level domain expansion coming in 2009

ICANN has today approved an expansion of the top level Internet domains from the familiar ones (.com, .net, .org, etc) to an unlimited array of choices. All that will be required is a showing of technical ability to manage the requested domains. Details are currently sketchy regarding the application process, it appears that ICANN has… Continue Reading