As ICANN meets in Los Angeles for its tri-annual meeting, issues of the proposed ICANN transfer and ICANN’s accountability itself loom large. Steve DelBianco, an occasional ICANN critic and CLBR veteran is at ICANN 51 and will give us an update. But first we hear from professor Marc Randazza about his eloquent blog statement in response to GamerGate and death threats made against feminist filmmaker Anita Sarkeesian.
Author Paul Barrett discusses his new book, The Law of the Jungle – a cautionary tale about our legal system. Law of the Jungle is the story of one American lawyer’s obsessive crusade—waged at any cost—against Big Oil on behalf of the poor farmers and indigenous tribes of the Amazon rainforest.
Bennet discusses The Cost of NSA Surveillance with Danielle Kehl of the New America Foundation. Plus, Understanding the Recent Protests in Hong Kong as we hear from Sharon Hom from Human Rights in China.
Digital Legal Aid For Creators And Mayhem as Bennet welcomes Art Neill, the founder of New Media Rights, which practices public interest law in the areas of internet, intellectual property, and communications law. Also, a Kashmir Hill article discussing Modeling Website Didnt Warn Users Rapists Were Preying On Them.
In 2012, President Obama signed the JOBS Act which had several provisions designed to spur crowdfunding, from changing rules for advertising and solicitation of private investment offerings and allowing companies to raise up to 1 Million dollars through crowdfunding platforms. Crowdfunder Vice President James Richardson discusses the growth of crowdfunding in the US and worldwide and the impact of the JOBS Act changes.
Scott Zucker, former Assistant Managing Editor of USA Today Sports joins us to celebrate our 150th episode with a discussion on the latest in sports and a preview of the 2014 NFL Football Season.
Revenge Porn and Cyber Abuse roundtable discussion with Bekah Wells (Revenge Porn Victims Advocate and Owner of WomenAgainstrevengePorn.com), Hollie Toups (a Victim of Revenge Porn) and her legal representation assisting Hollie in her claim, Beaumont, Texas-based attorney John S. Morgan. Houston attorney David Altenbern talks about his multi-million dollar revenge porn lawsuit representing Meryam Ali, a Texas woman suing Facebook to pay her 123 million dollars.
The Battle Over Muni Broadband and the Race for Floridas 10th Congressional District as Bennet speaks with Jim Baller (of the Coalition for Local Internet Choice) and Michael Mac McKenna (the Democratic Nominee for Florida’s 10th Congressional District). The Coalition for Local Internet Choice is based on 3 principles: The Internet is Essential 21st Century Infrastructure; Local Communities are the LIfeblood of America; and Communities Must Be Able to Make their Own Choices. The race for Congress is heating up and we hear from McKenna who has knocked on over 50,000 doors in his race to unseat Tea Party Republican Dan Webster.
Performance Marketers Under Attack From Amazon Tax as Brian Littleton, ShareASale Founder and CEO, has become the leader of the Performance Marketing Association (PMA). He gives us an update on the Amazon Wars and the PMAs New Priorities. Plus, Patent and Intellectual Property Attorney Joel Voelzke chimes in on the Supreme Courts Latest Patent Rulings.
Delphine Halgand, the Director of the Washington DC office for Reporters Without Borders, returns to talk about Global Press Freedom and increased restrictions on bloggers.
They discuss the 2014 Press Freedom Report, Chinas Tiananmen Square crackdown and Russias New Blogger Crackdown.