Anonymization may be possible in Germany.

According to this press release, the JAP anonymizing proxy (think of it as anonymizer.com plus Chaumian mixes) is anonymizing again: The District Court in Frankfurt/Main decided yesterday that the enforcement of the judicial instruction by the Low…

According to this press release, the JAP anonymizing proxy (think of it as anonymizer.com plus Chaumian mixes) is anonymizing again: The District Court in Frankfurt/Main decided yesterday that the enforcement of the judicial instruction by the Lower District Court in Frankfurt to the partners of the AN.ON project … is to be suspended.

More on the pending WHOIS hearing.

Martin Schwimmer has more details on the planned House hearings about the IP lobby’s top gripes with ICANN (ICANNwatch broke the story), including a copy of the letter from representatives Lamar Smith and Howard Berman to the Department of Commerce.

Martin Schwimmer has more details on the planned House hearings about the IP lobby’s top gripes with ICANN (ICANNwatch broke the story), including a copy of the letter from representatives Lamar Smith and Howard Berman to the Department of Commerce.

Asian Internet Community to move away from ICANN?

Via Goolgenews: According to Koera IT News, governments and businesses in Asia are in the process of defecting from the current Internet address (domain) structure which is unilaterally administered by the US-led ICANN, and begin to unveil indepen…

Via Goolgenews: According to Koera IT News, governments and businesses in Asia are in the process of defecting from the current Internet address (domain) structure which is unilaterally administered by the US-led ICANN, and begin to unveil independent alternative services.The article goes on to talk about some new service offers which appear to aim at providing complete URLs in non-latin scripts, from the protocol identifier to the top level domain. (As much of the referenced information isn’t available in any language that I’d understand, I may quite well be misunderstanding this, though.)

ALAC seeks comments on new gTLD statement.

The At-Large Advisory Committee is seeking comments on its draft statement on new gTLDs. The statement argues in favor of a more open sTLD RFP, and lists a number of general principles that any addition of new gTLDs should adhere to. Comments can …

The At-Large Advisory Committee is seeking comments on its draft statement on new gTLDs. The statement argues in favor of a more open sTLD RFP, and lists a number of general principles that any addition of new gTLDs should adhere to. Comments can be submitted to forum@alac.icann.org until September 7. (Of course, you’re also free to use this weblog to comment…)

Societ?? Internet submits first At-Large Structure application

Societ? Internet, the Italian ISOC chapter, has submitted the first at large structure application to ALAC. The committee will now review this application according to the certification process for at-large structures that was adopted in Montreal.

Società Internet, the Italian ISOC chapter, has submitted the first at large structure application to ALAC. The committee will now review this application according to the certification process for at-large structures that was adopted in Montreal.

RSS feed change

The change of software also brings some change with respect to the feeds provided by this site: There’s an RSS 0.91 feed, an RSS 1.0 feed, and a dedicated ICANN items RSS 1.0 feed. Please update your subscriptions accordingly.

The change of software also brings some change with respect to the feeds provided by this site: There’s an RSS 0.91 feed, an RSS 1.0 feed, and a dedicated ICANN items RSS 1.0 feed. Please update your subscriptions accordingly.

Two lawyers, N opinions.

GoDaddy.com offers c-Site as a service that is supposed to make federal copyright registration in the US easier. Bret Fausett calls their marketing overly simplistic, if not outright deceptive. The people behind copyright blog, however, write: How…

GoDaddy.com offers c-Site as a service that is supposed to make federal copyright registration in the US easier. Bret Fausett calls their marketing overly simplistic, if not outright deceptive. The people behind copyright blog, however, write: How does $9,95 … sound to give your site protection against theft and unauthorized use? Not bad.

Update: Here’s a third lawyer weighing in on the topic.