A Constitutional Solution for Internet Governance

by Rolf H. Weber & R. Shawn Gunnarson
14 Colum. Sci. & Tech. L. Rev. 1 (Published March 23, 2013)

About the Authors

Dr. Rolf H. Weber is ordinary Professor for Civil, Commercial and European Law at the University of Zurich, Switzerland, and a Visiting Professor at the University of Hong Kong.  His main fields of research are Internet and Information Technology Law, International Business Law, Telecommunications and Media Law, Competition Law and International Financial Law.  Longer information section for the website: Rolf H. Weber is director of the European Law Institute and the Center for Information and Communication Law at the University of Zurich. Since 2008 Rolf H. Weber is member of the Steering Committee of the Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GigaNet) and of the European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG) and since 2009 he is member of the High-level Panel of Advisers of the Global Alliance for Information and Communication Technologies and Development (GAID). Besides, he is engaged as an attorney-at-law and as a member of the editorial board of several Swiss and international legal periodicals and serves as expert for several international and national organizations in his wide-spread fields of research. Prof. Weber has intensively published in form of books and peer-reviewed articles on matters of Internet Governance, of the Internet of Things, of international financial law and generally on global governance. His research focus lies on the legal problems related to his research topics, in particular the strengths and weaknesses of possible regulatory regimes. For the publication list and a more detailed CV please visit: http://www.rwi.uzh.ch/lehreforschung/alphabetisch/weberr/person.html

R. Shawn Gunnarson received his J.D. (cum laude) from Brigham Young University Law School in 1994, where he served as a staff member on the BYU Law Review and received the Scholarly Writing Award.  He received his B.A. (magna cum laude) from Brigham Young University with University Honors and Honors in Philosophy in 1991, majoring in Philosophy and Political Science.  Today he is a shareholder with Kirton McConkie, where his practice includes advising global organizations on Internet governance.  Mr. Gunnarson’s research papers, Accountability After the AOC (2010) and Theorizing Fact-Based Policy for ICANN (2011), were accepted by the Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GigaNet) for presentation at its Fifth and Sixth Annual Symposiums.  In addition to his scholarly work, he has been quoted in The Economist and The Financial Times in articles discussing Internet governance and ICANN, and his blogs on those topics have attracted over 70,000 hits.

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