Governing the Commons:
The Future of Global Internet Administration
September 24-25, 1999, Alexandria, VA, U.S.A.
Executive Director, Citizen Advocacy Center; Attorney, Consumer Project on Technology
Theresa Amato is the founder and executive director of the Citizen Advocacy Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to building democracy for the 21st century by strengthening the public's capacities, resources, and institutions for self-governance. She was formerly the director of Ralph Nader's Freedom of Information Clearinghouse, where she started the Global Access to Information Project, a litigator with Public Citizen Litigation Group, a consultant for the Lawyers Committee on Human Rights, and a federal law clerk in Manhatten. She received her degrees in government and economics from Harvard/Radcliffe Colleges in 1986, and in law from NYU School of Law in 1989.
Christopher J. Ambler
Founder, Image Online Design, Inc.
Christopher Ambler is the founder of Image Online Design, Inc., and the .Web Registry, the longest-standing prospective registry, having gone online in July of 1996. Christopher has been active in this chapter of Internet Governance since its inception. See also: Resume
Individual Domain Name Owners Constituency (IDNO)
Karl Auerbach is presently a senior research and development engineer at Cisco Systems. He has been working on Internet infrastructure in various technical and research capacities since 1973. He is also an active member of the California State Bar and its section on Intellectual Property.
Karl's experience encompasses both the theoretical and practical sides of networking. On one hand, he has designed and implemented multi-level secure systems using formal proof of correctness techniques, including the first operational B level secure operating system. And he has prototyped nomadic computing using networks based on cellular technologies and low earth orbit satellite technologies. On the other hand, he has designed, engineered, debugged, and maintained several commercial networks for organizations ranging from banks to trade shows.
Karl has also been an active in the IETF and in the development of Internet Standards. He has participated in several IETF working groups over the years and served as Co-Chair of the Poised Working Group for a year. Currently he is closely monitoring the ongoing transition of Internet administration from the U.S. government to the private sector, so the issues, resolutions, and discussions are well known to him.
See also: As The CaveBear Growls: An Occasional Newsletter on the Internet: Technologies, Policies, Laws, And Social Implications
Principal, Barry Associates and
Mid-Atlantic Director, CPSR
Rick Barry consults and conducts workshops internationally in the field of knowledge, information, records and electronic records management. He has been active over the years in Virginia Commonwealth and local levels in privacy issues, including serving on a state commission that helped develop laws governing the use of computer-based personal information in Virginia. He is currently leading the CPSR team in the development of a CPSR electronic communications policy.
Once a officer in the U.S. Navy's first command and control unit, and subsequently as a civilian information science and technology manager with the U.S. Navy and executive secretary of a coordinating committee on Federal Government information technology R&D under the President's Science Advisor's Committee on Scientific and Technological Information (COSATI), Rick held senior IT posts in the private sector and at the World Bank, including as chief of office systems and chief of information services where he was involved in the integration of technology and facility management strategies, including workplace-of-the-future projects and the Bank's first use of computer modeling for internal planning purposes.
Since retiring from the World Bank, his consulting clients have included several international and private sector organizations and the national archivists of the U.K., Australia and several African countries, U.N., Smithsonian Institution, University College London, Pittsburgh University and University of the West Indies. Consulting projects include information strategy assessments, EDMS requirements analysis, email usage and policy studies, the development of a metadata directory for data bases and preparation of planning documents for the implementation of distributed and centralized digital archives systems.
See also: Barry Associates
Senior Technical Consultant, Harvard University
Scott Bradner has been involved in the design, operation and use of data networks at Harvard University since the early days of the ARPANET. He was involved in the design of the Harvard High-Speed Data Network (HSDN), the Longwood Medical Area network (LMAnet) and NEARNET. He was founding chair of the technical committees of LMAnet, NEARNET and CoREN
Mr. Bradner is the codirector of the Transport Area in the IETF, is a member of the IESG, and until June 1999 was an elected trustee of the Internet Society where he still serves as the Vice President for Standards. He was also codirector of the IETF IP next generation effort and is coeditor of "IPng: Internet Protocol Next Generation" from Addison-Wesley and is member of the Wiley Network Council.
Mr. Bradner is a senior technical consultant at the Harvard Office of the Provost, where he provides technical advice and guidance on issues relating to the Harvard data networks and new technologies. He founded the Harvard Network Device Test Lab, is a frequent speaker at technical conferences, a weekly columnist for Network World, an instructor for Interop, and does a bit of independent consulting on the side.
See also: Resume, Photo.
Assistant Professor, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, and
New England Regional Director, CPSR
Jean Camp is an Assistant Professor at the Kennedy School of Government, with a background in EE, CS and public policy. Her research focuses on the intersection between computer science and public policy; governance and technology. For
example, there are clearly issues of trust both in regulation and computer security. In regulation, policy need react only where
trust is systematically misplaced. Trust is also the central issue in computer security. Computer security asks the question: "Who do you trust to do exactly what action with or to which resources?". Policy asks, "Who should be empowered to make trust
decisions for whom?". Both disciplines ask, "What risks are acceptable?"
Before joining Harvard University Prof. Camp was at Sandia National Laboratories as a Senior Member of the Technical Staff. At Sandia National Laboratories her work focused on survivability. As part of her interest in survivability Prof. Camp worked on a tool for use on the meta-computing platform build under the Advanced Strategic Computing Initiative. This tool, Lilith, was designed to provide highly scalable, easy distribution of user code across a heterogeneous computing platform. Highly scalable code can result in highly scalable security failures if not properly designed and implemented.
Prof. Camp received her Ph.D. at Carnegie Mellon University where her studies combined networks, computer science and public policy. These studies built upon her undergraduate work in electrical engineering and mathematics, and her graduate
work in electrical engineering.
See also: Home Page.
Vice President and Counsel, New Media, Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA)
Mr. Cohen's responsibilities for MPAA include electronic commerce, online piracy policy, Internet governance and online privacy for the Association's member companies. He coordinates MPAA's effort to have the WIPO Copyright Treaty and WIPO Performers and Phonograms Treaty ratified and implemented worldwide. Mr. Cohen also serves on the Free Trade Agreement of the Americas' Joint Government-Private Sector Experts Committee on Electronic Commerce.
Before joining MPAA, Mr. Cohen served as an European Legal Counsel for the Business Software Alliance in the London offices of Covington & Burling. He is a graduate of the University of Utah and of the George Washington University Law School. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Cohen worked for two Democratic Members of the United States House of Representatives and worked on the Bruce Babbitt for President campaigns.
President, ShopHound Inc.
Peter Deutsch is the President of ShopHound Inc., an Internet ecommerce startup. He was the creator of Archie, the first Internet search engine, and has been active in Internet standards bodies and technology forums since he helped bring the Internet to Canada in 1988. He has served on the Advisory Board of the Canadian Institute for Scientific and Technical Information, the Technical Advisory Panel of CANARIE (a Canadian government research funding group) and is currently a member of a technical review committee for the Canadian Mathematical Society. Mr. Deutsch hold an M.Sc. in Computer Science and B.Sc. in Maths and Computer Science from McGill University and currently lives in Montreal.
Senior Associate, and Director of the Project on the Information Revolution and World Politics,
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and
William J. Drake is a Senior Associate and the Director of the Project on the Information Revolution and World Politics at
the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He is also a research associate of the Institute for Tele-Information at Columbia University; a member of the Editorial Boards of the journals Telecommunications Policy and Info; and a consultant. Before coming to Carnegie in January 1999, he was Associate Director of the Communication, Culture and Technology Program at Georgetown University in Washington D.C.; he is now an adjunct professor in the program. Prior to that he was an Assistant Professor of Communication at the University of California, San Diego. He has been an American Political Science Association Congressional Fellow; a Ford Fellow in European Society and Western Security, and a MacArthur Fellow in International Security Studies, at the Center for International Affairs, Harvard University; and an Albert Gallatin Fellow in International Affairs at the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva, Switzerland. His research is on the political economy of international communications and information policy, with particular emphases on the role of multilateral regimes and institutions in the global information economy and on the impact of the information revolution on international affairs. Among his publications are Toward Sustainable Competition in Global Telecommunications: From Principle to Practice---Summary Report of the Third Aspen Institute Roundtable on International Telecommunications (Washington D.C.: Aspen Institute, 1999); and the edited volumes, Telecommunications in the Information Age (Washington D.C.: United States Information Agency, 1998), and The New Information Infrastructure: Strategies for US Policy (New York: The Twentieth Century Fund Press, 1995). Dr. Drake received his Ph.D. in political science from Columbia University.
See also: Home page.
Interim Chair, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), and
Esther Dyson, Interim Chairman of ICANN, is currently chairman of EDventure Holdings, a small but diversified company focused on emerging information technology worldwide. She is a member of the President's Export Council Subcommittee on Encryption and sits on the boards of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Scala Business Solutions, Poland Online, Cygnus Solution, E-Pub Services, Trustworks (Amsterdam), IBS (Moscow), iCat, New World Publishing and the Global Business Network. She is on the advisory boards of Perot Systems and the Internet Capital Group, and a limited partner of the Mayfield Software Fund. Ms. Dyson is also on the boards and executive committees of the Santa Fe Institute and the Institute for East-West Studies, and on the board of the Eurasia Foundation. She is a founding member of the Russian Software Market Association and a member of the (US) Software Publishers Association. She serves on the advisory boards of The Software Entrepreneurs Forum (Silicon Valley), the Poynter Institute for Media Studies, the Russian Internet Technology Center, and the Soros Medical Internet Project. Previously, she was a securities analyst (New Court Securities, 1977-80; Oppenheimer & Co., 1980-82),and a reporter for Forbes magazine (1974-77). Ms. Dyson holds a Bachelor's degree in economics from Harvard University (1972).
President and CEO of register.com, inc.
Richard D. Forman established register.com as a division of Forman Interactive, a company he co-founded in 1994 and has directed since its inception. Prior to this, Mr. Forman served as President of Bridge Associates, a tabletop and giftware manufacturer and was manager at Ben Forman & Sons, Inc., a large supplier of fabricated metal goods to giftware and hotel ware companies throughout the world. He also worked as a consultant with Booz Allen & Hamilton, Inc., where he helped implement numerous business development and technology strategies. A 1987 Cum Laude graduate of the University of Pennsylvania's Management and Technology Program, Mr. Forman earned a B. S. in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Moore School of Engineering.
Professor, Boston University School of Law, and
Faculty Fellow, Berkman Center, Harvard University
Professor of Law, University of Miami School of Law
Michael Froomkin is a Professor at the University of Miami School of Law in Coral Gables, Florida, specializing in Internet Law and Administrative Law. He is a member of the Royal Institute of International Affairs in London and serves on the Advisory Boards of the BNA Electronic Information Policy & Law Report and on the Editorial Board of Information, Communication & Society. He recently served as a member of the "Panel of Experts" of the World Intellectual Property Institute's Internet Domain Name Process. He is also a director of Out2.com, an Internet startup. Professor Froomkin writes primarily about the electronic commerce, electronic cash, privacy, Internet governance, the regulation of cryptography, and U.S. constitutional law.
"Of Governments and Governance"
"A Contract With the Internet"
"A Commentary on WIPO's The Management of Internet Names and Addresses: Intellectual Property Issues"
Founder and CEO, Name.Space, Inc.
Name.Space, based in New York City, has developed and deployed an advanced system of domain name registration, operating new Top Level Domains (TLDs) since 1996, lighting up new domain names in real time, bringing automation and high efficiency to the new nameservice industry.
Assistant Professor, School of Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology, and
Chairman of the Board, CPSR
Since July 1999 Hans K. Klein has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility (CPSR). He previously served as the New England and the Southern Regional Director. Klein founded the CPSR-Georgia chapter in 1997. Klein is also a member of the Internet Society, where he co-chaired the public policy/social impact program track of the INET conferences in 1995, 1996, 1997, and 1998.
Klein is Assistant Professor in the School of Public Policy at the Georgia Institute of Technology. His research interests include institutional and political aspects of Internet governance, on-line democracy, federal technology policy, Intelligent Transportation Systems, and public access television.
Klein received a Ph.D. in 1996 from MIT's Department of Political Science and Program in Technology, Management and Policy; an M.S. in 1993 from MIT's Technology and Policy Program; and a B.S.E. in 1983 from Princeton University's Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He has also studied at the Technical University of Munich. He worked for five years in the European software industry and has served as a staff consultant for the National Academy of Engineering.
See also: Home Page
Director, Consumer Project on Technology
Since 1990 Jamie Love has worked full time for the Center for Study of Responsive Law (CSRL), an organization started by Ralph Nader in 1968. Love there directs the Consumer Project on Technology (CPT), which is active in a number of issue areas, including intellectual property, telecommunications, privacy, and electronic commerce. He has been active in a number of projects involving health care -- particularly pricing of intellectual property associated with medical inventions -- and has also focused public attention on Microsoft's anticompetitive practices. More recently, Love has led CPT's inquiry into the processes and practices of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). In July 1999 he testified about ICANN and Internet Governance to the U.S. House of Representative's Committee on Commerce.
Associate Professor and Director of the Graduate Program in Telecommunications and Network Management, Syracuse University School of Information Studies
Since 1982 Milton Mueller has conducted research on the political economy of telecommunications and information, including topics such as monopoly and competition in communication industries, Internet governance, trademarks and domain names, radio frequency allocation, and telecommunication industry reform in New Zealand, China, and Hong Kong. His book Universal Service: Competition, Interconnection, and Monopoly in the Making of the American Telephone System was published by MIT Press in 1997. He recently edited a special issue of the Communications of the ACM on Internet infrastructures in developing countries. Mueller's current research focuses on Internet governance and the impact of digital convergence on market structure. Mueller recently created the Convergence Center at Syracuse University. Mueller received the Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, Annenberg School of Communication in 1989.
See also: Home Page, CV.
Public Interest Advocate
Chief Technical Officer, RealNames Corporation, and CPSR Member
Nicolas Popp is RealNames Corporation's CTO. Popp led the engineering team that designed and built the first version of the Internet Keywords system and is responsible for the system's continued enhancement. Before that, Popp was the director and co-inventor of WebObjects at NeXT/Apple.
Context and Goals for Common Name Resolution
A Resolution Protocol for Common Name Namespaces
White Paper on RealNames Infrastructure
David G. Post
Associate Professor, Beasley School of Law at Temple University
David Post is currently an Associate Professor of Law at Temple University Law School, where he teaches intellectual property law and the law of cyberspace. He is also the Co-Editor of ICANN Watch and Co-Founder/Co-Director of the Cyberspace Law Institute. After attending Georgetown Law Center, from which he graduated summa cum laude in 1986, he clerked with then-Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the DC Circuit Court of Appeals, spent 6 years practicing intellectual property and high technology commercial transactions law at the Washington D.C. law firm of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering, and clerked a second time for Justice Ginsburg during her first term at the Supreme Court of the United States. He also has a Ph.D. in physical anthropology and taught in the Anthropology Department of Columbia University (1976-1981). He has published articles on the law of cyberspace in the Stanford Law Review, the Chicago-Kent Law Review, Esther Dyson's Release 1.0, the Journal of Online Law, the University of Chicago Legal Forum, the Computer Law Reporter, and the Wayne Law Review, as well as several articles on the theory of adjudication in the Georgetown Law Journal and the Vanderbilt Law Review. From 1994 - 1998 Prof. Post wrote a monthly column ("Plugging In") on law and technology for the American Lawyer, and he has appeared as a commentator on the law of the Internet on such programs as the Lehrer News Hour, Morning Edition, PBS' "Life on the Internet" series, All Things Considered, MarketPlace, and Court TV's Supreme Court Preview. During 1996-1997 he conducted, along with two colleagues (Professors Larry Lessig and Eugene Volokh) the first Internet-wide e-mail course on "Cyberspace Law for Non-Lawyers," which attracted over 20,000 subscribers. He also plays guitar, piano, banjo, and harmonica in the band "Bad Dog."
President, NGI Associates
Currently the principal of NGI Associates, Director of the Center for Next Generation Internet, and staff consultant to General Magic, Inc. A highly visible and well-known global enterprise strategist, public official, organization leader, consultant, lecturer, and author in both the Internet and telecom worlds - with a career spanning 30 years of diverse positions in the business, public, and education sectors, in many different facets of the computer networking, telecom, publishing, and mass media industries, domestically and internationally. This includes employment with: General Magic, Sprint International, Horizon House, Pan American Engineering, General Electric, Evening News Association, the Federal Communications Commission, the International Telecommunication Union, Cape Canaveral City Council, Internet Society, MIT, and NY Law School.
He is an engineer-lawyer who also actually extensively uses and innovates with many of these technologies, whose forté is following a broad diversity of strategically important developments at detailed levels and turning them into business opportunities; who is also recognized at the highest levels in the USA. and internationally for analyzing and shaping the global commercial, public policy, legal, economic, and societal directions.
He is currently active in the following international organizations: Agent Society (co-founder), Internet Law and Policy Forum (founding member and Executive Board), and the International World Wide Web Conference Committee (Board), and participated in Internet projects preparing reports by the Aspen Institute, the Rand Corp, the Register of Copyrights, the President's Framework for Global Electronic Commerce task force, and the Harvard Kennedy School GII Project. He also serves on diverse advisory and editorial for-profit and non-profit boards including: Aloha Networks, Inc., IEEE Internet Computing, WWW Consortium, Center for Democracy and Technology, Georgetown University Communication, Culture and Technology Program, PAAM 98 - International Conference and Exhibition on The Practical Application of Intelligent Agents and Multi-Agents, and Telecommunications Policy magazine (ten years). Featured twice in the Washington Post, and listed in the 1996 roundup issue of Inter@ctive Week as one the 25 "Driving Forces of Cyberspace."
See also: Home page.
Paul G. Scolese
Professional Staff Member, House Committee on Commerce
Paul Scolese is a Professional Staff Member with the House Committee on Commerce majority staff. At the Committee he is responsible handling special projects and for coordinating the Committee's electronic commerce agenda, which was announced in early 1998. Prior to the House Commerce Committee, he worked for Rep. Bill Paxon (R-NY) for seven and one-half years, rising to the position of Administrative Assistant. While with Rep. Paxon's office he handled a range of issues including telecommunications, environment, taxes and foreign affairs.
He is a native of Buffalo, NY and received a B.A. from the State University of New York at Binghamton and an A.M. from Brown University. Currently he is working on a range of electronic commerce issues including electronic authentication, on-line privacy, encryption and Internet domain names.
Donald Telage, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President of Internet Affairs, Network Solutions, Inc.
Dr. Telage is currently the Senior Vice President of Internet Affairs and a Director at Network Solutions, Inc. (NSI). Since February of 1997, he has been a leading industry strategist on the evolution of the administration and structure of the Internet required for continued commercial growth. He is the senior spokesman for NSIs positions, and author of its detailed publications on these matters. He also holds the position of Senior Vice President with Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC).
From January of 1995 until February, 1997, Dr. Telage was the President and Chief Operating Officer of NSI. Under his leadership, NSI grew into a profitable Internet company, and the world market leader in Registration and Directory services.
Dr. Telage has a Ph.D. and M.A. in Mathematics from Clark University, a Bachelors degree in Psychology from the University of Connecticut, and graduate training in Computer Science from the University of Rhode Island.
For the past 10 years, Coralee Whitcomb has been involved in many advocacy projects focused on providing universal access to computers and telecommunication policy designed with the public interest in mind. In 1995 she founded Virtually Wired Educational Foundation, a community technology center in downtown Boston open 6 days a week to the public and run by volunteers. She has served as the New England Regional Director the board of directors of Computer Professionals for Social Responsiblity and is now the president. Coralee is on the Computer Information Systems faculty of Bentley College and a doctoral student at Northeastern University.
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