[governance] NTIA says ICANN "does not meet the requirements" for IANA renewal

Matthias C. Kettemann matthias.kettemann at uni-graz.at
Sat Mar 10 17:01:17 EST 2012

I have done a bit of thinking and writing about what the NTIA decision 
tells us about Internet Governance and the multi-stakeholder approach.

In brief: Is the NTIA decision a good thing for multistakeholderbased 
human rights-sensitive Internet Governance?

It is, if it leads to more accountability in the next application of 
ICANN, which is sure to follow.
It isn't, if it leads to more governmental oversight in defining the 
global public interest vis-a-vis the web.

For more details, see http://goo.gl/d5GI8


Am 10.03.2012 22:32, schrieb Karl Auerbach:
> On 03/10/2012 11:12 AM, michael gurstein wrote:
>> Perhaps the next IGF should have some sessions focusing on the nature of,
>> and a definition for "the global public interest".
> Might I suggest the following as a starting point?
> + Every person shall be free to use the Internet in any way
>    that is privately beneficial without being publicly
>    detrimental.
>     - The burden of demonstrating public detriment shall
>       be on those who wish to prevent the private use.
>         - Such a demonstration shall require clear and
>           convincing evidence of public detriment.
>     - The public detriment must be of such degree and extent
>       as to justify the suppression of the private activity.
> This is from http://www.cavebear.com/cbblog-archives/000059.html
> 	--karl--

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