Understanding the Legal Issues of IANA Transition: What Next for ICANN after the End of US Control of the Internet? – upcoming talk by Dr Humberto Carrasco Blanc (Universidad Católica del Norte)

We are delighted to co-host this event with the Europa Research Group. It will take place on Wednesday 23 November 2016 at 5pm in Room 7.01 of the David Hume Tower. Our speaker will be Dr Humberto Carrasco Blanc (Universidad Católica del Norte), who will present on the following topic:

Understanding the Legal Issues of IANA Transition: What Next for ICANN after the End of US Control of the Internet?

This presentation aims to explain what ICANN is and its relationship with internet governance. It seeks to emphasise that ICANN does not govern the Internet, but it is one aspect of Internet governance. In this way, this presentation briefly explains its functions and its multi-stakeholder model.

In particular, the presentation develops the rationale behind the IANA transition process. For this purpose, the presentation reviews some of the arguments put forward by the US Senator Ted Cruz against the transition process. In the same vein, this work examines the federal case State of Arizona v. National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) that sought to halt the transition process.

Finally, the post-transition challenges faced by ICANN are reviewed.

The talk will be followed by a Q&A section and refreshments will be provided. All students and staff are welcome and no registration is required.