Internet 201: The DNS and IPR

Invited talk to the American Bar Association Special Committee on Copyrights and New Technology, February 7, 2011 (Washington, DC)

This presentation is targeted for lawyers with some experience with Internet technology. It focuses on how the Domain Name System works, both technically and administratively; just what an Internet application is; how current methods and proposals for blocking illegal content are falling short of success; and what the policy implications are if we depart from community norms for Internet governance.