Bloomberg BNA asked leading attorneys, government officials, and online experts for their views on the most important legal developments in online law during 2013 and on what policy areas they believed would be the most important to their practices in 2014. We asked that the responses be short and to the point, similar to a “tweet” or status update. The result is the collection of brief insights published below, many of which have been lightly edited and categorized by subject matter.
The comments below--each attributed to the author, the author's law firm or organization, website, Twitter username and blog--are published for informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice.
New Top-Level Domains
New gTLDs are already far safer for registrants and end-users than are legacy g
Council of European National Top Level Domain Registries (CENTR) has published an Issue Paper entitled "Internet Governance Landscape this year and next." The following is a summary from the paper along with links to download the document in full.
CENTR Paper: Internet Governance landscape this year and next
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What happened in 2013 and what's coming up in 2014
With the tenth anniversary of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) approaching next year, there has been renewed interest in reviewing the progress made on topics and activities that were included in the WSIS outcome documents. Internet governance, which became one of the most hotly debated WSIS topics, is therefore experiencing resurgence in the debates about its future.
In response to concerns that ...
Gartner just concluded its Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2013 in Orlando, gathering tens of thousands of IT executives. Among the most anticipated aspects of the gathering are the ruminations from the Gartner pontificators regarding IT trends. Among several trends shared were the Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2014. Here is a summary of those trends:
Mobile Device Diversity and Management
Gartner suggests that now through 2018, a variety of devices, user contexts, and interaction paradigms will make “everything everywhere” strategies unachievable. The unintended consequence of bring your own device (BYOD) programs has been to render much more complex (by two or three times, Gartner estimates) the size of the mobile workforce, straining both the information technology and the finance o