Internet Governance


, CircleID
Here’s How We Can Truly #SaveDotOrg
Mike Godwin

Many of my friends in the civil-liberties and Internet-law communities have been criticizing the Internet Society’s agreement to sell the Public Interest Registry, which administers the .ORG…

, Lincoln Network
Lincoln Network Debate: Big tech and the future of political speech online
Mike Godwin

From Lincoln Network:

Despite the convenience and benefits of online platforms such as Facebook and YouTube, the growing power and influence of ‘Big Tech’ have inspired a new wave of critics…

, National Journal
Fight Over Censorship, Human Rights Further Frays Tech Ties Between U.S. and China
Caleb Watney

From National Journal:

“Compared to the other moves that we’ve done against Chinese companies, this is probably one of their better ones in terms of actually being targeted at the actors who…

, Inside Sources
Where Does the Net Neutrality Fight Go Next? To Multimillion-Dollar Court Fights
Tom Struble

From Inside Sources:

Tom Struble, manager of Technology and Innovation for the R Street Institute, explained that based on the court’s definition of “preemption,” the FCC can still trump…

, Morning Consult
Facebook Settlement Shows the Need for Congress to Move on Privacy
Jeffrey Westling

Though it may have gotten lost in the coverage of Robert Mueller’s testimony, the Federal Trade Commission reached a record-breaking $5 billion settlement with Facebook regarding the…

, Daily Caller
TAKALA: Think Google Controls The News? It’s Worse Than You Think, Experts Say
Jeffrey Westling

From Daily Caller:

“Despite some instances of publications refusing to target ‘Big Tech,’ many more benefit significantly from attacking these platforms because of the popular anxiety about…

Blocking Critics on Twitter: What Congress Should Know
Anthony Marcum

Good news, D.C.: August recess is around the corner. For many, it is a time to escape the Beltway for some much sought-after R&R. For members of Congress, it is a time to return home and meet…

, Techdirt
The Ninth Circuit Broke The Internet. So We Asked Them To Unbreak It.
Charles Duan

From Techdirt:

So Airbnb and Homeaway filed a petition for rehearing and rehearing en banc to ask the Ninth Circuit to review their case again, and last week the Copia Institute, along with the R…

Trump expands Google criticism to include Facebook, Twitter
Zach Graves

From VOA:
Zach Graves, associate fellow at the R Street Institute, a think tank in Washington, said PJ Media had drawn flawed conclusions about Google in its unscientific study.

Results ‘not…

, Boston Herald
Buckley: Red Sox’ J.D. Martinez gets A for effort, F in history
Mike Godwin

From Boston Herald:
There’s even a term that applies to the reckless appropriation of Hitler’s name to wage an argument or make a case about something. It’s called Godwin’s Law, and it was…