[DNS] auDA domain news - 22 Feb

[DNS] auDA domain news - 22 Feb

From: David Goldstein <david>
Date: Mon, 22 Feb 2016 15:48:45 +1100


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Letter from Fadi Chehad? to The Board of Directors - Summary of My Tenure

< <https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/chehade-to-icann-board-19feb16-en.pdf> https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/chehade-to-icann-board-19feb16-en.pdf>


Dissenting Opinion of Member Robin Gross to ICANN CCWG Accountability Report on Issue of Enhancing Governmental Control Over Internet via ICANN Accountability Reform Process

< <http://www.ipjustice.org/digital-rights/dissenting-opinion-of-member-robin-gross-to-icann-ccwg-accountability-report-on-issue-of-enhancing-governmental-control-over-internet-via-icann-accountability-reform-process/> http://www.ipjustice.org/digital-rights/dissenting-opinion-of-member-robin-gross-to-icann-ccwg-accountability-report-on-issue-of-enhancing-governmental-control-over-internet-via-icann-accountability-reform-process/>


Chinese Demand Sees Over 1 Million New gTLD Domains Registered In 4 Days With Total Registrations Almost 14 Million

< <http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/02/20/chinese-demand-gtld-total-registrations-14m/> http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/02/20/chinese-demand-gtld-total-registrations-14m/>


Can You Afford $500 per Minute of Internet Downtime? $1000? More?

< <http://www.arbornetworks.com/blog/insight/can-you-afford-500-per-minute-of-internet-downtime-1000-more/> http://www.arbornetworks.com/blog/insight/can-you-afford-500-per-minute-of-internet-downtime-1000-more/>


DENIC's CEO Dr. J?rg Schweiger has been appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors of CENTR

< <https://www.denic.de/en/whats-new/news/article/denic-ceo-dr-joerg-schweiger-neuer-vorsitzender-des-board-of-directors-von-centr/> https://www.denic.de/en/whats-new/news/article/denic-ceo-dr-joerg-schweiger-neuer-vorsitzender-des-board-of-directors-von-centr/>






The Transition: The good, the bad and the ugly by Milton Mueller

The IANA transition and ICANN accountability processes are lurching to a conclusion. The Marrakech meeting in early March will finish the deal. The basic outlines of a proposal that seems acceptable to, but not loved by, most stakeholders is taking shape. It is time for an overall assessment of where we are.

< <http://www.internetgovernance.org/2016/02/19/the-transition-the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly/> http://www.internetgovernance.org/2016/02/19/the-transition-the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly/>


Li Xiaodong: IANA Stewardship Transition Calls for Louder Voice from the Asia-Pacific Region

On January 29, ICANN APAC Hub held a press conference titled ?IANA Stewardship Transition?. ICANN Vice President and General Manager Luo Jiarong, ICANN Senior Advisor to the President on Global Strategy Theresa Swinehart, CNNIC President Li Xiaodong and JPNIC Policy Liaison Officer Izumi Okutani attended the meeting and made in-depth discussions on the progress of the proposal on IANA stewardship transition and its impacts on the Internet communities in the Asia-Pacific region.

< <http://www1.cnnic.cn/AU/MediaC/rdxw/2015n/201602/t20160219_53412.htm> http://www1.cnnic.cn/AU/MediaC/rdxw/2015n/201602/t20160219_53412.htm>





What is Privilege Escalation? by Dave Piscitello

In my previous post, we examined the measures that organizations use to enforce authorization policies. Authorization policies and the methods we use to enforce them ? access controls, user permissions or privileges ? are intended to protect sensitive information against unauthorized viewing, sharing, modification, or deletion. Such policies can also protect against unauthorized execution of applications on a computer.

< <https://www.icann.org/news/blog/what-is-privilege-escalation> https://www.icann.org/news/blog/what-is-privilege-escalation>


Letter from Fadi Chehad? to The Board of Directors

Summary of My Tenure

< <https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/chehade-to-icann-board-19feb16-en.pdf> https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/chehade-to-icann-board-19feb16-en.pdf>


Letter from Steve Crocker to Thomas Schneider

GAC Advice Effectiveness Review Report

< <https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/crocker-to-schneider-19feb16-en.pdf> https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/crocker-to-schneider-19feb16-en.pdf>


Letter from Fadi Chehad? to Hon. Ted Cruz, Hon. James Lankford, and Hon. Michael S. Lee

Re: Response to Letter Received on 4 February 2016 from Hon. Ted Cruz, Hon. James Lankford, and Hon. Michael S. Lee (Internet Governance)

< <https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/chehade-to-cruz-et-al-19feb16-en.pdf> https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/chehade-to-cruz-et-al-19feb16-en.pdf>


Dissenting Opinion of Member Robin Gross to ICANN CCWG Accountability Report on Issue of Enhancing Governmental Control Over Internet via ICANN Accountability Reform Process

While the majority of recommendations included in the CCWG-Accountability Report for Work Stream 1 mark significant and laudable improvements for ICANN?s accountability processes, the proposal remains flawed in one important respect: it would allow for fundamental changes to the nature of ICANN?s Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) by endorsing its inclusion in the Empowered Community as a Decisional Participant.

< <http://www.ipjustice.org/digital-rights/dissenting-opinion-of-member-robin-gross-to-icann-ccwg-accountability-report-on-issue-of-enhancing-governmental-control-over-internet-via-icann-accountability-reform-process/> http://www.ipjustice.org/digital-rights/dissenting-opinion-of-member-robin-gross-to-icann-ccwg-accountability-report-on-issue-of-enhancing-governmental-control-over-internet-via-icann-accountability-reform-process/>


ICANN Update: Whois and New gTLD Program PDPs Launched, New CEO Announced, Privacy Accreditation Moves Forward

As promised, 2016 is off to a busy start at ICANN, with important discussions about Whois/Registration Directory Services, subsequent rounds of the New gTLD Program and internet governance already underway, and more to come. Brand owner concerns will be front and center in the coming months, as community stakeholders set priorities and begin discussions of key challenges and desired results.

< <https://www.markmonitor.com/mmblog/icann-update-whois-and-new-gtld-program-pdps-launched-new-ceo-announced-privacy-accreditation-moves-forward/> https://www.markmonitor.com/mmblog/icann-update-whois-and-new-gtld-program-pdps-launched-new-ceo-announced-privacy-accreditation-moves-forward/>


Chehad? Sends ICANN Board Farewell Letter

ICANN?s current CEO Fadi Chehad? is leaving the organisation in a few weeks time. His replacement has been announced and the upcoming public meeting in Marrakech, Morrocco, will be Chehad??s final public engagement as ICANN CEO. A couple of days ago Chehad? sent the ICANN board a letter entitled ?summary of my tenure?.

< <http://www.internetnews.me/2016/02/21/chehade-sends-icann-board-farewell-letter/> http://www.internetnews.me/2016/02/21/chehade-sends-icann-board-farewell-letter/>





.Cloud finishes a strong debut week

The .Cloud TLD launched in General Availability on Tuesday, and had one of the most successful launches for a new TLD to date.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2016/02/19/cloud-finishes-a-strong-debut-week/> http://domainnamewire.com/2016/02/19/cloud-finishes-a-strong-debut-week/>


The CZ.NIC Association presented Domain Report for 2015

The CZ.NIC Association published a statistical overview of the .CZ domain for last year. The Domain Report 2015 provides interesting information not only about the number of registered domains, but for example also a look at the content of websites in the .cz domain, use of IPv6 protocol and DNSSEC.

< <http://www.nic.cz/news/> http://www.nic.cz/news/>


dotgay has a third crack at .gay appeal

dotgay LLC has filed another appeal with ICANN, hoping to get its community-based .gay application back in the race.

< <http://domainincite.com/20029-dotgay-has-a-third-crack-at-gay-appeal> http://domainincite.com/20029-dotgay-has-a-third-crack-at-gay-appeal>


India?s Internet Domain market only has 4mn domain names to boast of: GoDaddy

In an interaction with Dataquest, Rajiv Sodhi, Vice President and Managing Director at GoDaddy India and Australia shared his views on the latest Internet trends that are shaping the domain industry today and why there is a need for every trader to own a domain name.

< <http://www.dqindia.com/indias-internet-domain-market-only-has-4mn-domain-names-to-boast-of-rajiv-sodhi-godaddy-india-and-australia/> http://www.dqindia.com/indias-internet-domain-market-only-has-4mn-domain-names-to-boast-of-rajiv-sodhi-godaddy-india-and-australia/>


nl: Seminar: The Global Internet Infrastructure

We have the pleasure to invite you to attend the seminar Global Internet Infrastructure ? transition, values and futures on Thursday February 18th 2016 in The Hague. This seminar is a co-production of ICANN, ISOC-NL, the Netherlands Ministry of Economic Affairs and SIDN.

< <https://www.sidn.nl/a/about-sidn/seminar-the-global-internet-infrastructure> https://www.sidn.nl/a/about-sidn/seminar-the-global-internet-infrastructure>


rs: We live the Internet? Global ? Safe ? Local

The seventh annual conference on the global development of the internet and the .RS and .??? domain spaces of Serbia ? DIDS 2016, will be held 15th and 16th March, at the Hyatt Regency Belgrade hotel, organized by the Serbian National Internet Domain Registry Foundation.

< <https://www.rnids.rs/en/what-s-new/we-live-internet?-global-?-safe-?-local> https://www.rnids.rs/en/what-s-new/we-live-internet?-global-?-safe-?-local>


ru: National domains face new challenges

The 69th Annual General Meeting of the APTLD opened in Auckland, New Zealand, on February 18, bringing together representatives of national registries from Asia-Pacific, Europe, as well as from international organizations. The Coordination Center for TLD RU joined APTLD as a member in 2010, and in 2012 hosted its meeting in Moscow.

< <http://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=9399> http://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=9399>


.store set to Launch in April

Radix, the portfolio registry behind several new extensions including .site, .tech & .online today announced they are gearing up for the launch of the first TLD to focus on the e- commerce market - .STORE

< <http://radix.website/dot-store-set-to-launch-in-april.php> http://radix.website/dot-store-set-to-launch-in-april.php>


Rape ban results in just one .uk takedown, but piracy suspensions soar

Nominet?s controversial policy of suspending domain names that appear to condone rape resulted in one .uk domain being taken down last year.

< <http://domainincite.com/20023-rape-ban-results-in-just-one-uk-takedown-but-piracy-suspensions-triple> http://domainincite.com/20023-rape-ban-results-in-just-one-uk-takedown-but-piracy-suspensions-triple>


Tackling Criminal Activity In .UK ? Twelve Month Report

Nominet has today published an update on .UK domains suspended for criminal activity over the 12 months to October 2015.

< <http://www.nominet.uk/tackling-criminal-activity-in-uk-twelve-month-report/> http://www.nominet.uk/tackling-criminal-activity-in-uk-twelve-month-report/>


Domain Name Struggles Continue In Vietnam

A conference called "Handling Infringement of Domain Names as to IP Rights" was held on 21 July by the Ministry of Science and Technology Inspectorate and Ho Chi Minh City Department of Science and Technology. Its purpose was to help prepare a new Draft for Circular on Domain Names.

< <http://www.rouse.com/magazine/articles/ip-komodo-blog/domain-name-struggles-continue-in-vietnam> http://www.rouse.com/magazine/articles/ip-komodo-blog/domain-name-struggles-continue-in-vietnam>





Chinese Demand Sees Over 1 Million New gTLD Domains Registered In 4 Days With Total Registrations Almost 14 Million

There was a huge growth in the registrations of domain names in new gTLDs largely driven by registrations in China that saw 1.2 million domains registered in just four days, from 14 to 18 February according to figures compiled by nTLDstats.com. The massive growth took total registrations to 13.898 million as of 19 February.

< <http://www.goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=24495> http://www.goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=24495>

< <http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/02/20/chinese-demand-gtld-total-registrations-14m/> http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/02/20/chinese-demand-gtld-total-registrations-14m/>


New gTLDs related to Companies

We believe that registered Companies from medium to large sizes should have certain number of domain names registered (secured). This post reports on new domain name extension registration volumes related to Companies.

< <http://www.gtld.club/2016/02/new-new-gtlds-related-to-companies.html> http://www.gtld.club/2016/02/new-new-gtlds-related-to-companies.html>


DCA fails .africa evaluation

DotConnectAfrica application for the .africa gTLD has, as expected, failed its ICANN evaluation for want of government support.

< <http://domainincite.com/20021-dca-fails-africa-evaluation> http://domainincite.com/20021-dca-fails-africa-evaluation>





Can You Afford $500 per Minute of Internet Downtime? $1000? More?

Do you know how much one minute of Internet downtime costs your organization? Many organizations have no clue, or haven?t stopped to think about it. As a result, they greatly underestimate the impact of one of the most common causes of downtime ? DDoS attacks. Almost every organization now depends on the internet for doing business, and the consequences can be most unpleasant when it?s cut off.

< <http://www.arbornetworks.com/blog/insight/can-you-afford-500-per-minute-of-internet-downtime-1000-more/> http://www.arbornetworks.com/blog/insight/can-you-afford-500-per-minute-of-internet-downtime-1000-more/>


The Cyberthreats and Trends Enterprises Should Watch in 2016

Every year, Verisign iDefense Security Intelligence Services produces its Cyberthreats and Trends Report, which provides an overview of the key cybersecurity trends of the previous year and insight into how Verisign believes those trends will evolve. This report is designed to assist in informing cybersecurity and business operations teams of the critical cyberthreats and trends impacting their enterprises, helping them to anticipate key developments and more effectively triage attacks and allocate their limited resources.

< <http://blogs.verisign.com/blog/entry/the_cyberthreats_and_trends_enterprises> http://blogs.verisign.com/blog/entry/the_cyberthreats_and_trends_enterprises>


DNSSEC Targeted in DNS Reflection, Amplification DDoS Attacks

During the past few quarters, Akamai has observed and successfully mitigated a large number of DNS reflection and amplification DDoS attacks abusing DNSSEC configured domains.

< <https://blogs.akamai.com/2016/02/dnssec-targeted-in-dns-reflection-amplification-ddos-attacksduring-the-past-few-quarters-akamai-has-.html> https://blogs.akamai.com/2016/02/dnssec-targeted-in-dns-reflection-amplification-ddos-attacksduring-the-past-few-quarters-akamai-has-.html>


Akamai Revolutionizes Bot Management: Industry-first Web Security Technology ? Akamai Bot Manager ? Designed to Allow True Management of Bots vs. Detection and Blocking Only

Based on analysis of traffic across the Akamai Intelligent Platform?, upward of 60 percent of an organization?s Web traffic may be generated by bots ? programs that operate as an agent for a user or another program or simulate human activity.

< <https://www.akamai.com/us/en/about/news/press/2016-press/akamai-revolutionizes-bot-management.jsp> https://www.akamai.com/us/en/about/news/press/2016-press/akamai-revolutionizes-bot-management.jsp>


Bot Manager: Why It Matters

Earlier today, Akamai announced the launch of a completely new product, Bot Manager. You can read more about the details in the press release and on Akamai.com. I won't bore you by repeating them, but I did want to add some color on why it matters.

< <https://blogs.akamai.com/2016/02/bot-manager-why-it-matters.html> https://blogs.akamai.com/2016/02/bot-manager-why-it-matters.html>


The latest DNS bug is terrifying, widespread, and reveals deep flaws in Internet security

Dan Kaminsky is master of all that is terrible and wonderful about the Internet's Domain Name Service, a vital piece of Internet infrastructure dating back to 1983, whose criticality and age make it a source of ongoing problems in Internet securityland.

< <http://boingboing.net/2016/02/21/the-latest-dns-bug-is-terrifyi.html> http://boingboing.net/2016/02/21/the-latest-dns-bug-is-terrifyi.html>


Study reports - Preparatory activities in the context of Connecting Europe Facility cybersecurity component

In the context of the preparatory activities for the establishement of a cooperation platform for the European Computer Security Incident Response Teams, two reports on the technical and organisational requirements of the platform are now available.

< <https://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/en/news/study-reports-preparatory-activities-context-connecting-europe-facility-cef-cybersecurity> https://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/en/news/study-reports-preparatory-activities-context-connecting-europe-facility-cef-cybersecurity>


Encryption Backdoors Weaken National Security, Invade Personal Privacy, and Endanger the US Economy

As some of you may have noticed, backdoors are back in the news again. Much will be written about this subject in the coming weeks, but today I want to make 3 key points.

< <https://cdt.org/blog/encryption-backdoors-weaken-national-security-invade-personal-privacy-and-endanger-us-economy/> https://cdt.org/blog/encryption-backdoors-weaken-national-security-invade-personal-privacy-and-endanger-us-economy/>





us: The Internet has a new hobby: trolling campaign websites

This week, a delighted Internet audience discovered that JebBush.com redirects visitors to front-runner Donald Trump?s campaign website.

< <http://www.islandpacket.com/latest-news/article61311032.html> http://www.islandpacket.com/latest-news/article61311032.html>

< <http://www.heraldonline.com/news/politics-government/article61311032.html> http://www.heraldonline.com/news/politics-government/article61311032.html>


Webinar Replay: Brand Protection and Domain Enforcement in 2016

Looking at 2016 and beyond, the digital space will continue to grow and expand. While this provides brand owners with increasing opportunities to interact with consumers, it simultaneously sets the stage for escalating infringement and brand abuse across the digital channels. More than ever before, brand owners must remain vigilant and understand how best to protect their brands and trademarks.

< <http://www.digitalbrandinsider.com/webinar-replay-brand-protection-and-domain-enforcement-in-2016/> http://www.digitalbrandinsider.com/webinar-replay-brand-protection-and-domain-enforcement-in-2016/>


Tesla Motors Lands Tesla.com Domain Name ?Parked By Owner? For 23 Years

Tesla Motors now owns something its top executives have likely coveted for years: the Tesla.com domain name, which as of Thursday redirects web browsers to the company?s existing web address, Teslamotors.com.

< <http://www.ibtimes.com/tesla-motors-lands-teslacom-domain-name-parked-owner-23-years-2313363> http://www.ibtimes.com/tesla-motors-lands-teslacom-domain-name-parked-owner-23-years-2313363>





Design your own website ? Quickly and easily!

A private or professional online presence can be implemened quickly and easily with dd24 Sites. An online presence can be created without any web design foreknowledge. Whether for blogs, hobby, club or business websites, dd24 Sites is using CSS templates to define the structure of a website, everything else is left to one's own creativity.

< <https://www.key-systems.net/en/press/list/design-your-own-website-quickly-and-easily> https://www.key-systems.net/en/press/list/design-your-own-website-quickly-and-easily>


Is Your WordPress Site Secure? Web.com Introduces New Secure WordPress Offering

Is your WordPress site secure? Web.com ... announced today the introduction of a new secure WordPress program under its Network Solutions brand.

< <http://ir.web.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=955100> http://ir.web.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=955100>


Win a $500 Credit for a Premium Domain Name

It?s no secret ? finding a memorable domain name can be very difficult. That?s why Namecheap now sells Premium Domains that you can use for your website. Perform a search for a domain you want, and you will soon see Premium Domains that are related. These are domains that are short, memorable, and likely very valuable in the future.

< <https://blog.namecheap.com/win-a-500-credit-for-a-premium-domain-name/> https://blog.namecheap.com/win-a-500-credit-for-a-premium-domain-name/>





IP Addressing: Where?s the ?root??

With the stewardship of IANA?s naming and addressing responsibilities under discussion, Paul Wilson explains the important, fundamental differences between these critical Internet resources.

< <http://blog.apnic.net/2016/02/19/ip-addressing-wheres-the-root/> http://blog.apnic.net/2016/02/19/ip-addressing-wheres-the-root/>


IPv6 Roadshows Nominated for WSIS Prize ? Vote Now!

The IPv6 Roadshow initiative is being considered for one of the annual WSIS Prizes, in the area of Capacity Building (WSIS Action Line 4).

< <https://www.ripe.net/publications/news/about-ripe-ncc-and-ripe/ipv6-roadshows-nominated-for-wsis-prize-2013-vote-now> https://www.ripe.net/publications/news/about-ripe-ncc-and-ripe/ipv6-roadshows-nominated-for-wsis-prize-2013-vote-now>





CENTR welcomes its new Board of Directors

CENTR is happy to announce that it has elected its new Board of Directors at the association?s 55th General Assembly in Budva, Montenegro. J?rg Schweiger (DENIC, .de) was elected as Chair of the organisation?s Board of Directors. Pierre Bonis (AFNIC, .fr) and Irina Danelia (Coordination Center for TLD .RU/.??) were also elected as Board members. All new terms are effective as of 17 February 2016. They join current Board members Elisabeth Ekstrand (IIS, .se) and Danko Jevtovi? (RNIDS, .rs/.???), who were elected on 19 March 2015. Danko Jevtovi? has also been appointed Treasurer of the Board.

< <https://centr.org/news/ga55/02-18-2016/4725/centr-welcomes-its-new-board-directors> https://centr.org/news/ga55/02-18-2016/4725/centr-welcomes-its-new-board-directors>


DENIC's CEO Dr. J?rg Schweiger has been appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors of CENTR

In the General Assembly of CENTR held on 17 February in Budva, Montenegro, DENIC's CEO Dr. J?rg Schweiger has been elected, with immediate effect, as Chairman of the Board of Directors.

< <https://www.denic.de/en/whats-new/news/article/denic-ceo-dr-joerg-schweiger-neuer-vorsitzender-des-board-of-directors-von-centr/> https://www.denic.de/en/whats-new/news/article/denic-ceo-dr-joerg-schweiger-neuer-vorsitzender-des-board-of-directors-von-centr/>


BrandShield takes a different strategy in a world of many TLDs

Brands face new challenges in a world of many new TLD options. Brand protection company BrandShield, spun-off from a registrar in 2013, recommends that companies focus on infringement that really matters.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2016/02/18/brandshield/> http://domainnamewire.com/2016/02/18/brandshield/>





Slower Week in the Domain Aftermarket - Chalk it Up to the Chinese New Year?

The past week was a slow one for aftermarket domain sales, but perhaps not a surprising one given the outsized role Chinese buyers have had in domain sales for many months now. A couple of weeks ago several sources told me to expect a slowdown as festivities surrounding the Chinese New Year arrived. Las Sunday night was their NewYear's Eve, Monday (February 8) was New Year's Day and many offices in China are closed all of this week (which means we can likely expect another slow sales week next week).

< <http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2016/20160217.htm> http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2016/20160217.htm>





Facebook adds new suicide prevention tool in the UK

Facebook is rolling out a new feature across the UK to help users who feel suicidal.

< <http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/35608276/facebook-adds-new-suicide-prevention-tool-in-the-uk> http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/35608276/facebook-adds-new-suicide-prevention-tool-in-the-uk>





Alleged online child pornography ring uncovered in Sydney, five people charged

An online child exploitation ring in which members allegedly tried to procure a baby girl and young child for sex has been shut down in Sydney's north-west, NSW police say.

< <http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-02-22/alleged-online-child-porn-ring-uncovered-in-sydney/7188192> http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-02-22/alleged-online-child-porn-ring-uncovered-in-sydney/7188192>





Internet Society Study Provides New Insight into Mobile Internet Use in Asia-Pacific

The Internet Society?s Asia-Pacific Regional Bureau today released the findings of a study that explores the behaviors and preferences of mobile Internet users in the region. While the results of the online survey highlight the extent to which the Internet has become a mobile phenomenon -- with half of those surveyed using mobile as their main means of online access -- it also highlights that the shift in using the mobile Internet for purposes other than basic communication is yet to happen.

< <http://www.internetsociety.org/news/internet-society-study-provides-new-insight-mobile-internet-use-asia-pacific> http://www.internetsociety.org/news/internet-society-study-provides-new-insight-mobile-internet-use-asia-pacific>





A New Infographic on TPP and Your Digital Rights

Anyone familiar with the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) may find that it can be challenging to explain to others, in simple terms, how it threatens our rights online and over our digital devices.

< <https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2016/02/new-infographic-tpp-and-your-digital-rights> https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2016/02/new-infographic-tpp-and-your-digital-rights>


Sneaky Change to the TPP Drastically Extends Criminal Penalties

When the text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) was first released in November last year, it included provisions dictating the kinds of penalties that should be available in cases of copyright infringement. Amongst those provisions, the following footnote allowed countries some flexibility in applying criminal procedures and penalties to cases of willful copyright infringement on a commercial scale:

< <https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2016/02/sneaky-change-tpp-drastically-extends-criminal-penalties> https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2016/02/sneaky-change-tpp-drastically-extends-criminal-penalties>





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