From: Technology Policy Institute
To: Scott Jenkins,
Subject: Internet governance in transition: What's the destination?
Date: Tue Jun 17 14:35:02 MDT 2014
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Internet governance in transition: What's the destination?

 

By Thomas Lenard and Lawrence White

 

Published in The Hill on June 17, 2014

 

 

The U.S. government's decision to relinquish its historic role in Internet governance has set in motion a transition with no clear resolution. The Department of Commerce has asked the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to "convene stakeholders across the global Internet community to craft an appropriate transition plan," but where this will lead is anyone's guess. What is clear is that the transition provides both the opportunity for, and the necessity of, undertaking a fundamental reevaluation of ICANN's accountability mechanisms.

 

Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/technology/209538-internet-governance-in-transition-whats-the-destination

 

 

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