ICANN, New gTLDs, Trademarks, RPMs, & Website Content (video)

ICANN and the New Top-Level Domains

ICANN and the new generic Top-Level Domains (new gTLDs)
Washington College of Law, Feb 25, 2019, 1:30 - 5:30 pm EST.
Editor's note: Accompanying ICANN's expansion of the internet's top-level domains (TLDs)--adding more than 1200 new generic top-level domains (“gTLDs”) to the internet's DNS (domain name system)--are new intellectual property (IP) rights protection mechanisms (RPMs), which may have a profound impact on the rights of IP owners, domain name registrants, and the public, and change the internet itself, see e.g., Copyright Law Versus Internet Culture | eff.org.
1:30: Welcome: Christine Haight Farley, American University Washington College of Law

1:40: Trademark Protections in the New gTLDs
  • Michael Karanicolas, University of Toronto 
  • Brian King, MarkMonitor
  • Rebecca Tushnet, Harvard Law School
  • Brian Winterfeldt, Winterfeldt IP Group 
  • Mary Wong, ICANN
3:00:  Break

3:15:  “Walled Gardens:” Should gTLDs Become Private Platforms?
  • Becky Burr, ICANN Board & Neustar
  • Sarah Deutsch, ICANN Board
  • Kathy Kleiman, Center for Information Technology, Princeton University
  • Jeff Neuman, Com Laude/Valideus
  • Mitch Stoltz, EFF 
4:30: Closing: Patricia Aufderheide, American University, School of Communication

Sponsors: American University Washington College of Law; American University School of Communications; Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property; Internet Governance Lab.

At this conference, EFF Senior Staff Attorney Mitch Stoltz will join policy experts and domain name industry leaders to discuss domain name companies' role in regulating website content.--eff.org

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