Regulatory Rumblings

ICANN Should Look Before It Leaps: Part II

Posted: Sep 24, 2013 12:15pm ET

Yesterday, I wrote about the proposal by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) (which manages domain names (DNS) on the Internet) to expand dramatically the number of those names. Rather than the 22 names we all know (e.g., “.com” “.gov”), ICANN now intends to add more than a thousand new names – but so far, without sufficient care about the potential harms to c ...

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ICANN Should Look Before It Leaps: Part I

Posted: Sep 23, 2013 3:45pm ET

The potential harms to consumers, businesses and Internet users could be very serious, increasing the dangers of fraud, deception, phishing, cybersquatting and other cyber harms. Yet ICANN plows ahead on its determined – and potentially very dangerous – schedule.

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Patent Trolls Are Beginning to Meet Sunlight

Posted: Sep 5, 2013 9:15am ET

As we await expected major anti-patent troll legislation from Chairman Goodlatte and Chairman Leahy of the House and Senate Judiciary Committees respectively, momentum has begun to build against patent trolling in other areas.

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ICANN is Falling Short of its Mission to Protect Internet Security and Stability

Posted: Aug 28, 2013 2:30pm ET

Name Collision is a major concern for global brands and consumers as ICANN prepares to roll out more than 1,000 new web site suffixes or top level domains (such as .hotel, .buy, .bank, .sucks, and .gripe).

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ANA Requests Extension of ICANN Comment Period on Name Collision Mitigation Proposals

Posted: Aug 9, 2013 1:30pm ET

Today, we sent a letter to ICANN President & CEO Fadi Chehadé asking for an extension of the public comment period for proposals to mitigate name collision risks.

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Don't Let the Third-Party Cookie Crumble - A Guest Post on The Hill's Congress Blog

Posted: Aug 6, 2013 2:30pm ET

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The Food Fight Grows

Posted: Jul 31, 2013 10:11am ET

A new front in the ongoing assault against food, beverage and restaurant marketing has recently opened up.

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Industry and Lawmakers Take Steps to Battle Patent Trolls

Posted: Jul 30, 2013 2:00pm ET

In a time when the Congress too often looks like it cannot agree on anything, one issue seems to be gaining both momentum and increasing bipartisan support. That issue is combating the growing business of patent trolling and the legislative proposals to curb it.

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Digital Advertising Alliance Releases Guidelines for Expansion of Self-Regulatory Principles to Mobile Media

Posted: Jul 24, 2013 12:00pm ET

The Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA), of which ANA is a founding member, released guidelines today for expanding its self-regulatory program of consumer choice to the mobile environment.

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Pressure Continues on Food Companies – At Home and Abroad

Posted: Jul 17, 2013 2:00pm ET

Last week, the House Appropriations Subcommittee for Financial Services and General Government renewed a provision in the appropriations bill barring the FTC from releasing a final Interagency Working Group (IWG) Report until a cost-benefit analysis is performed. But recent developments have not all been good news for food advertisers.

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