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Blog Entry Brazil passes Marco Civil; the US-FCC Alters its Stance on Net Neutrality
by Geetha Hariharan published Apr 24, 2014 last modified Apr 24, 2014 10:05 AM — filed under: , , , ,
Hopes for the Internet rise and fall rapidly. Yesterday, on April 23, 2014, Marco Civil da Internet, the Brazilian Bill of Internet rights, was passed by the Brazilian Senate into law.
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Blog Entry CIS Comments: Enhancing ICANN Accountability
by Geetha Hariharan published Jun 10, 2014 last modified Jun 10, 2014 01:03 PM — filed under: , , , ,
On May 6, 2014, ICANN published a call for public comments on "Enhancing ICANN Accountability". This comes in the wake of the IANA stewardship transition spearheaded by ICANN and related concerns of ICANN's external and internal accountability mechanisms. Centre for Internet and Society contributed to the call for comments.
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Blog Entry CIS Response to ICANN's proposed renewal of .org Registry
by Akriti Bopanna published Apr 28, 2019 — filed under: , , ,
We thank ICANN for the opportunity to comment on this issue of its proposed renewal of the .org Registry Agreement with the operator, Public Interest Registry (PIR). Supporting much of the community , we too find severe issues with the proposed agreement. These centre around the removal of price caps and imposing obligations being currently deliberated in an ongoing Policy Development Process (PDP).
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Blog Entry CIS Statement at ICANN 49's Public Forum
by Pranesh Prakash published Mar 27, 2014 last modified Jun 04, 2014 05:31 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
This was a statement made by Pranesh Prakash at the ICANN 49 meeting (on March 27, 2014), arguing that ICANN's bias towards the North America and Western Europe result in a lack of legitimacy, and hoping that the IANA transition process provides an opportunity to address this.
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Blog Entry Do we need a Unified Post Transition IANA?
by Pranesh Prakash, Padmini Baruah and Jyoti Panday published Oct 23, 2015 last modified Oct 27, 2015 12:46 AM — filed under: , ,
As we stand at the threshold of the IANA Transition, we at CIS find that there has been little discussion on the question of how the transition will manifest. The question we wanted to raise was whether there is any merit in dividing the three IANA functions – names, numbers and protocols – given that there is no real technical stability to be gained from a unified Post Transition IANA. The analysis of this idea has been detailed below.
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IANA Transition & ICANN Accountability Process and India' s Position
by Jyoti Panday published May 30, 2015 last modified Aug 23, 2015 09:26 AM — filed under: , , ,
Jyoti Panday participated in the workshop organized by CCAOI on "IANA Transition & ICANN Accountability Process and India' s Position" on May 30, 2015.
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Blog Entry IANA Transition Stewardship & ICANN Accountability (I)
by Jyoti Panday published Jun 20, 2015 last modified Jul 31, 2015 02:56 PM — filed under: , , ,
This paper is the first in a multi-part series, in which we provide a background to the IANA transition and updates on the ensuing processes. An attempt to familiarise people with the issues at stake, this paper will be followed by a second piece that provides an overview of submitted proposals and areas of concern that will need attention moving forward. The series is a work in progress and will be updated as the processes move forward. It is up for public comments and we welcome your feedback.
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Blog Entry IANA Transition: A Case of the Emperor’s New Clothes?
by Vidushi Marda published Oct 15, 2016 last modified Nov 03, 2016 06:20 AM — filed under: , ,
Transparency is key to engaging meaningfully with ICANN. CIS has filed the most number of Documentary Information Disclosure Policy (DIDP) requests with ICANN, covering a range of subjects including its relationships with contracted parties, financial disclosure, revenue statements, and harassment policies. Asvatha Babu, an intern at CIS, analysed all responses to our requests and found that only 14% of our requests were answered fully.
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ICANN 57
by Prasad Krishna published Nov 08, 2016 — filed under: , , ,
ICANN 57 is being hosted by the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India from November 3 to 9, 2016 in Hyderabad at Hyderabad International Convention Centre. Vidushi Marda participated in the event as a speaker.
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Blog Entry If the DIDP Did Its Job
by Asvatha Babu published Nov 03, 2016 last modified Nov 07, 2016 12:57 PM — filed under: , , , , ,
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