Category: Internet Governance

  • Article defending the FCC’s position on Network Neutrality

    Here’s a link to a CircleID post defending the FCC’s actions towards repealing Network Neutrality, by Anthony Rutkowski: The article is worth reading, and points out the way Network Neutrality was put into place was an act of folly: Nonetheless, the unfortunate attempt to assert Title II jurisdiction over “any person engaged in the […]

  • FCC to vote on repealing Net Neutrality

    Per Reuters, the FCC plans to vote on December 14th on plans to remove the Net Neutrality rules implemented by the FCC in 2014. Here’s a link to the news article. Personally, I fail to see how this is a good idea. At the same time, all it would do is remove protections which weren’t […]

  • Google to remove “Revenge Porn” from Search Results

    I’m glad to see that Google is removing “Revenge Porn” from its search results. It won’t remove the images from the websites themselves, of course, but it should help to remove some of the angst that victims of this crime suffer. One of my most common calls and inquiries come from people trying to find […]

  • Twittering Away

    I’ve been busy with the new job, and enjoying all the challenges life has to bring, so I have not posted here in a while. I’d certainly planned to, but something always came up. I have been more active on Twitter than anywhere else, posting links to interesting articles. I also was jazzed to be […]

  • The New Frontier Begins

    And so it begins… ICANN is delegating its first new domains under its expansion of the gTLD system. Admittedly, these domains are in foreign languages, but that does not diminish the changing nature of these domains upon the landscape. The four strings delegated are: – شبكة (xn--ngbc5azd) – Arabic for “web/network” Registry: International Domain Registry […]

  • Trademark Clearinghouse, ReDigi, and More First Sale Doctrine Issues

    Here’s a link to my post on the firm’s blog about the new Trademark Clearinghouse that is coming online for use with the new top level domains: I’ve been meaning to write my own post regarding the ReDigi case, but in the meantime here are links to two good ones by Venkat Balasubramani and […]

  • Slides from CBA Presentation on COPPA

    Here are my slides from today’s presentation to the Chicago Bar Association’s Cyberlaw and Data Privacy Committee on the amendments effective July 1, 2013 to the FTC’s Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. Slides – Thompson – COPPA Update [PDF] The FTC’s Final Rule can be found here- FTC Final Amended COPPA Rule [PDF] For more […]

  • The Internet Defense League is Forming

    It is with some interest that I am watching the development of a movement to better mobilize the Internet (like those who defeated SOPA and PIPA) – the Internet Defense League. I’ve signed up as a member myself, but I have currently declined to let them use my blog as a place to display alerts […]

  • New gTLD Webinar Recording

    Here is the recording on YouTube of my July 11, 2012 webinar on the new Top Level Internet Domains (gTLDs): For more information on my firm’s webinar series, click here.

  • New gTLDs Revealed

    Yesterday, ICANN finally released the list of the gTLDs that have been applied for. We knew there would be a lot, but the final number is 1,930! Now begins the 60-day comment and 7 month opposition processes. They will be processed in batches. If no objections are filed, the first set of domains could go […]