1. Pervasively Distributed Trademark Enforcement

    Sat 18 April 2015 By Andrew McConachie

    This post explores similarities between ICANN's Domains Protected Marks List (DPML) process and Pervasively Distributed Copyright Enforcement (PDCE). The DPML operates on trademarks, while PDCE concerns copyright. However, similarities exist in the intentions and consequences of them.

    I'll first introduce PDCE with a brief summary. Then I will explain the …

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  2. Framing Network Neutrality for the American Electorate

    Wed 28 January 2015 By Andrew McConachie

    I originally wrote this paper for a class on conceptual metaphor taught by George Lakoff @ UC Berkeley's department of Linguistics. It borows a notation for metaphors(e.g. Affection Is Warmth), and many common conceptual systems(e.g. Moral Accounting), from Philosophy in the Flesh1. All errors are mine …

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  3. Understanding the NTIA IANA Transition - Part 3

    Sun 22 June 2014 By Andrew McConachie

    On March 14, 2014, The National Telecommunications and Information Administration(NTIA) announced its, "intent to transition key Internet domain name functions to the global multistakeholder community."1 This transition is more commonly referred to as the transition of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority(IANA) functions contract, or sometimes just the …

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  4. Understanding the NTIA IANA Transition - Part 2

    Tue 10 June 2014 By Andrew McConachie

    On March 14, 2014, The National Telecommunications and Information Administration(NTIA) announced its, "intent to transition key Internet domain name functions to the global multistakeholder community."1 This transition is more commonly referred to as the transition of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority(IANA) functions contract, or sometimes just the …

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