Kathy Kleiman is a Visiting Fellow of AU School of Communications and Princeton’s Center for Information Technology Policy. She is a lawyer specializing in the field of Internet Governance and works for fair and balanced Internet policies that protect intellectual property, free expression, and fair use.
Kleiman is part of the group that founded ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) and a co-founder of its Noncommercial Users Constituency (NCUC). NCUC provides a voice for civil society and the public interest in shaping policies that ICANN creates for the global domain name system (DNS). She currently co-chairs ICANN’s Review of All Rights Protections Mechanisms Policy Development Process Working Group which is engaged in a multi-year review of the fairness and balance of protections for trademarks created with the DNS, including domain name disputes that can result in the revocation of domain names (with their web pages, email addresses and listservs).
Kleiman’s research interests include the review of the structure and balance of private Internet governance systems, protection of privacy and due process online, and studies of domain name dispute cases. She also co-produced the documentary, The Computers: The Remarkable Story of the ENIAC Programmers, which shares little-known stories of women programming pioneers. Kleiman received her A.B. from Harvard College and her J.D. from Boston University School of Law.