NEXT ON CLBR: Shooting the Bitcoin and ICANN Globalization

Shooting the Bitcoin and ICANN Globalization


Today on CLBR we deal with two of the hottest issues in Internet Law:

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(1) The Rise and Fall and Rise of Virtual Currencies
Talking Bit with Pace University Law Professor David Cohen


Professor David Cohen served as the dean of Pace Law School from 1999–2004. Dean Cohen came to Pace after having served for five years as dean of the University of Victoria (Canada) Faculty of Law. After clerking at the Supreme Court of Canada for Mr. Justice Estey, Dean Cohen began his career in legal education in 1980 when he joined the faculty at the University of British Columbia. He has also been a Visiting Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, the University of Toronto and the University of Florida. He teaches in the areas of law and regulatory policy, commercial law and planning, contract law and law and economics.

He has written extensively in a range of areas including contract theory, governmental liability, product safety regulation, dispute resolution and environmental policy and regulation. In Canada he was active in a range of public interest activities including work with the Public Interest Advocacy Centre and the Legal Services Society of British Columbia. He was president of the Consumers’ Association of Canada and a member of the federal Environmental Choice Advisory Board. He was a member of the Environmental Standards Committee of the Canadian Standards Association and a member of the Board of the West Coast Environmental Law Association.

(2) US to Give ICANN Its Independence
University of Miami Professor Michael Froomkin Tell Us What it Means

The Obama administration’s decision to phase out U.S. “control” over ICANN has sparked a lot of debate and a backlash on the right similar to the opposition to the Panama Canal Treaty over thirty years ago.  University of Miami professor Michael Froomkin walks us through the proposal and its ramifications.

See ICANN Transition Backgrounder

Michael Froomkin, the Laurie Silvers and Mitchell Rubenstein Distinguished Professor of Law, received an M.Phil. degree from Cambridge University in 1984, and a J.D. from Yale Law School in 1987.

He clerked for Judge Stephen F. Williams of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and for John F. Grady, chief judge of the Northern District of Illinois. Professor Froomkin joined the University of Miami faculty after working in the London office of the Washington, D.C., firm of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering.

He currently teaches International Law, Civil Procedure I and seminars in Intellectual Property in the Digital Era, Internet Governance, Law & Games and Electronic Commerce. He has also taught Internet Law, Jurisprudence, Administrative Law and Tort, Constitutional Law, and Trademark.