[LINK] Internet Governance Conference: Who controls the Internet?
Tue, 23 Jan 2001 19:13:56 +1100 (EST)
* Internet Governance Conference: Who controls the Internet?
(Bertelsmann Foundation <http://www.media-policy.org/> and Friedrich
Ebert Foundation <http://www.fes.de/>)
On April 6, 2001 the Bertelsmann Foundation and the Friedrich Ebert
Foundation will present an international conference in Berlin
entitled "Internet Governance - Who controls the Internet?", which
will discuss expert analyses and recommendations on future-viable
regulatory models concerning structure and content of the internet.
For the Internet increasingly, new, globally legitimized regulatory
models are requested instead of classical regulatory structures.
Attention will focus on the foundation of the Internet Corporation
for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) since this organization
appears to serve as an example for two reasons: first, compared to
traditional, national regulatory structures, with the foundation of
ICANN a new type of self-regulatory model has emerged in the field of
the administration of Internet addresses. Second, the
At-Large-Membership elections held in October 2000 represented an
initial attempt at ensuring representation of all Internet users and,
consequently, political legitimization of ICANN. The conference will
take the case study of ICANN as a starting point to discuss global
self-governance for the first time in an extended, content-related
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