The Internet has allowed private individuals to infringe on copyrights more easily than ever. With the rise of torrents, sharing copyrighted material has become simultaneously easier to accomplish and harder to prevent. Also, with the Internet being largely anonymous, it has become easier for individuals to post copyrighted material to the Internet allowing others to view copyrighted material without the appropriate permissions. Copyright holders and their attorneys must stay abreast of the latest technologies in order to protect their interests. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Number's Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy may provide a copyright holder with a new avenue for preventing copyright infringement. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) manages domain names on the Internet in order to ensure the continued functionality and usability of the Internet. ICANN provides for compulsory arbitration when a complainant asserts that a domain name is "identical or confusingly similar to a trademark or service mark," the domain name holder has "no rights or legitimate interests in respect of the domain name," and the "domain name has been registered and is being used in bad faith."
Dwight A. Decker Jr., ICANN's Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy as a Means of Combating Copyright Infringement, 3 345 (2011).