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ICANN Accountability: Beware the bridge too far

Yesterday I had the privilege of delivering the keynote address at the inaugural Internet Society (Canada) Symposium. In my remarks, I took the opportunity to talk about my thoughts on the current status of the IANA stewardship transition and enhancing ICANN accountability processes.

Caveat emptor in the "sharing" economy

We all know the Internet has dramatically changed the business environment for many industries. From the music industry to journalism and publishing, businesses all over the world have had to adapt since the Internet took hold as a vehicle for commerce more than a decade ago.

Now we have the sharing economy. If its profile in the media is any indication, new companies like Uber and AirBnB represent a disruptive force with the potential to dominate the travel industry. It’s even become political theatre in the U.S. presidential race.