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The GovLab SCAN – Issue 18

Highlights from this week’s Internet governance SCAN: The World Wide Web turned 25 this week. A proliferation of articles have been published describing the invention, historical development, and contemporary issues with the Web. Sir Tim-Berners Lee, who invented the World Wide Web, also launched the “web we want” campaign as well as the “web at 25” website, and has made calls for an “Internet bill of rights” to enshrine principles such as openness, freedom of expression online, and net neutrality; Several Internet stakeholder communities and individuals –including the “technical community”, various stakeholder groups in ICANN, and various governmental bodies (including the European Commission) have submitted position papers and recommendations (“content contributions”) leading up to NetMundial Brazil Meeting. Many of these contributions are available for reading online.

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Proposal 13 for ICANN: Provide an Adjudication Function by Establishing “Citizen” Juries

This is the thirteenth of a series of 16 draft proposals developed by the ICANN Strategy Panel on Multistakeholder Innovation in conjunction with the Governance Lab @ NYU  for how to design an effective, legitimate and evolving 21st century Internet Corporation for Assigned Names & Numbers (ICANN).  Please share your comments/reactions/questions on this proposal in the comments section of […]

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Proposals 14 – 16 for ICANN: Become an Effective Participant in the Internet Governance Ecosystem by Decentralizing Accountability, Being Experimental, and Embracing New Evidence and Insights

These are the fourteenth through sixteenth of a series of 16 draft proposals developed by the ICANN Strategy Panel on Multistakeholder Innovation in conjunction with the Governance Lab @ NYU  for how to design an effective, legitimate and evolving 21st century Internet Corporation for Assigned Names & Numbers (ICANN).  Please share your comments/reactions/questions on this proposal in the comments […]

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Proposal 12 for ICANN: Enhance Learning by Encouraging Games

This is the twelfth of a series of 16 draft proposals developed by the ICANN Strategy Panel on Multistakeholder Innovation in conjunction with the Governance Lab @ NYU  for how to design an effective, legitimate and evolving 21st century Internet Corporation for Assigned Names & Numbers (ICANN).  Please share your comments/reactions/questions on this proposal in the comments section of […]

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Proposal 9 for ICANN: Get Inclusive by Imposing Rotating Term Limits

This is the ninth of a series of 16 draft proposals developed by the ICANN Strategy Panel on Multistakeholder Innovation in conjunction with the Governance Lab @ NYU  for how to design an effective, legitimate and evolving 21st century Internet Corporation for Assigned Names & Numbers (ICANN). Please share your comments/reactions/questions on this proposal in […]

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The GovLab SCAN – Issue 15

This week’s highlights:

ICANN has set up six “Globalization Advisory Groups” which will address the following areas: the “Affirmation of Commitments (“AOC”), policy structures, legal structure, root server system, the IANA multistakeholder accountability, and Internet governance.” This is particularly relevant in light of recent European Commission requests to establish a “timeline for the globalization of ICANN.”

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Proposal 11 for ICANN: Become Agile, Adaptive, and Responsive by “Embracing Evidence”

This is the eleventh of a series of 16 draft proposals developed by the ICANN Strategy Panel on Multistakeholder Innovation in conjunction with the Governance Lab @ NYU  for how to design an effective, legitimate and evolving 21st century Internet Corporation for Assigned Names & Numbers (ICANN).  Please share your comments/reactions/questions on this proposal in the comments section of […]

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Proposal 10 for ICANN: Become More Inclusive by Moving from “Stakeholder” Engagement to Global Engagement

This is the tenth of a series of 16 draft proposals developed by the ICANN Strategy Panel on Multistakeholder Innovation in conjunction with the Governance Lab @ NYU  for how to design an effective, legitimate and evolving 21st century Internet Corporation for Assigned Names & Numbers (ICANN).  Please share your comments/reactions/questions on this proposal in the comments section of […]

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Proposal 8 for ICANN: Increase Accountability Through Participatory Budgeting

This is the eighth of a series of 16 draft proposals developed by the ICANN Strategy Panel on Multistakeholder Innovation in conjunction with the Governance Lab @ NYU  for how to design an effective, legitimate and evolving 21st century Internet Corporation for Assigned Names & Numbers (ICANN).  Please share your comments/reactions/questions on this proposal in the comments section of […]

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Proposal 7 for ICANN: Increase Transparency by Using Open Data & Open Contracting

This is the seventh of a series of 16 draft proposals developed by the ICANN Strategy Panel on Multistakeholder Innovation in conjunction with the Governance Lab @ NYU  for how to design an effective, legitimate and evolving 21st century Internet Corporation for Assigned Names & Numbers (ICANN).  Please share your comments/reactions/questions on this proposal in the comments section of […]

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