[Iana-ipr] Proposed Principal Terms of IANA Intellectual Property Agreements

Alan Barrett alan.barrett at afrinic.net
Wed Jun 22 10:52:50 CEST 2016

> On 21 Jun 2016, at 21:09, Jonathan Robinson <jrobinson at afilias.info> wrote:
> All,
> Following the call today, I agree to share a set of actions arising from our
> discussion.
> As I have noted them, they are as follows:
> 1. The key questions and issues arising from the Sidley review of the
> Principal Terms need to be organised, reviewed and dealt with. CWG
> Stewardship (Names) will tabulate these for ease of processing. Issues
> needing resolution by CWG only will be dealt with by CWG.  Issues needing
> resolution by all three operations communities will be referred back to this
> (IANA IPR) group.


> 2. We will utilise ICANN project management staff to track the key issues
> and integrate this (IANA IPR) stream of work into the overall project
> tracking and reporting (Jonathan / Lise to arrange)

I think that those of us in the iana-ipr group can manage the project, but it would be nice if ICANN tracked the progress.

> 3. It will be useful if we can meet face to face in Helsinki subject to (a)
> members of this group being in Helsinki and (b) a mutually convenient time
> slot. Who will schedule this? German?

I agree that a meeting would be useful.

> 4. Draft agreements for three licences of the IPR are being prepared by IETF
> Trust legal counsel (Andrew). These will be sent this group for review once
> drafted
> Please review and provide comment regarding any errors or omissions.
> In addition, I understood that Sidley will be asked to provide a draft the
> Community Agreement and I am not clear who will lead on the IPR assignment
> from ICANN (ICANN Legal?)

I agree on the IETF Trust taking the lead on drafting the licenses for ICANN to use the IPR.

For the community agreeement, at least for the names community, it makes sense for Sidley to draft.  However, I don’t think we have made a decision on how many community agreements there will be (see my other email message, subject “Decisions to be made soon”).

I expect that the agreement for assignment of IPR from ICANN to the IETF Trust will be quite straightforward, and I suggest that the IETF Trust could take the lead in drafting it.

Alan Barrett

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