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RE: [bc-gnso] RE: ICANN Week in DC

  • To: "Phil Corwin" <psc@xxxxxxxxxxx>, "bc-gnso@xxxxxxxxx" <bc-gnso@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: RE: [bc-gnso] RE: ICANN Week in DC
  • From: john@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2014 08:28:54 -0700

Is there webcasting for any of these?
--------- Original Message --------- Subject: [bc-gnso] RE: ICANN Week in DC
From: "Phil Corwin" <psc@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: 3/30/14 7:15 pm
To: "bc-gnso@xxxxxxxxx" <bc-gnso@xxxxxxxxx>

   My jet lagged self switched the hearings dates and times &hellip; correct 
data now at http://www.internetcommerce.org/ICANN_Week_DC 
  Philip S. Corwin, Founding Principal
 Virtualaw LLC
 1155 F Street, NW
 Suite 1050
 Washington, DC 20004
 Twitter: @VlawDC
 "Luck is the residue of design" -- Branch Rickey
   From: Phil Corwin 
 Sent: Sunday, March 30, 2014 9:47 PM
 To: bc-gnso@xxxxxxxxx
 Subject: FW: ICANN Week in DC
 Importance: High

 Great to see all of you who were in Singapore/hope you all made it home safe 
and sound.
 DC Trains Laser Focus on ICANN. IANA, and NTIA - ICA Counsel to Speak On U.S 
Role in Internet Governance
 The calm is over, and the storm may be about to begin. Congress is back from 
recess and not one but two Congressional Committees are about to hone in on the 
implications of the NTIA's March 14th announcement of its intention to 
surrender its IANA functions contract counterparty status with ICANN by 
September 2015. 
 Meantime, an exhausting ICANN meeting has just concluded in Singapore, at 
which much more was learned about the import of that decision and the 
complexities of implementing it (more on that in a separate post-jetlag post). 
Everything ICANN-related, including the Internet governance status of business 
in general and domainers in particular, is up for grabs and at risk for at 
least the next eighteen months.
 This is ICANN week in Washington. Besides those two Hill hearings, two major 
think tanks are also holding ICANN-related programs. 
 Here's the lineup:
 First, on Wednesday, April 2, the Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual 
Property and the Internet of the House Judiciary Committee will explore the 
question of “Should the Department of Commerce Relinquish Direct Oversight Over 
ICANN?” at 10 am Eastern Time. While the witness list is not yet available, the 
Subcommittee is likely to focus on whether NTIA has the legal power to make 
this decision absent Congressional authorization -- and the potential fallout 
for Internet free speech and trademark and copyright protection.
 The following day, the Communications and Telecommunications Subcommittee of 
the House Energy and Commerce Committee will consider  “Ensuring the Security, 
Stability, Resilience, and Freedom of the Global Internet” . This is the 
Subcommittee with direct NTIA oversight, and the hearing may be contentious. 
The star-studded witness list consists of:
 The Honorable Larry Strickling
 Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information Administration
 National Telecommunications and Information Administration
 U.S. Department of Commerce
 The Honorable David A. Gross
 Wiley Rein, LLP
 Mr. Fadi Chehad&eacute;
 President and CEO
 Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers
 Mr. Steve DelBianco
 Executive Director
 Ms. Carolina Rossini
 Project Director, Latin American Resource Center
 Internet Governance and Human Rights Program
 New American Foundation 
 Also on Thursday, the influential Information Technology and Innovation 
Foundation will hold a program on “Bully or Bodyguard? Assessing the Proper 
Role of the United States in Internet Governance”. ICA's Counsel will be one of 
the presenters. The complete speaker's list is:
 Robert D. Atkinson 
 President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation 
 Phil Corwin 
 Founding Principal, Virtualaw LLC (and ICA Counsel)
 Steve DelBianco 
 Executive Director,  NetChoice 
 Eli Dourado 
 Research Fellow, Mercatus Center 
 Finally, on Friday, the respected Hudson Institute will host “A Discussion 
with the Hon. Lawrence Strickling about the future of ICANN”. Coming just after 
his Hill appearance, this should be a most interesting session.
 Thanks to the wonders of the Internet, all these events will be webcast live 
so that you can be an eyewitness to history.
 Philip S. Corwin, Founding Principal
 Virtualaw LLC
 1155 F Street, NW
 Suite 1050
 Washington, DC 20004
 Twitter: @VlawDC
 "Luck is the residue of design" -- Branch Rickey
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