Re: [ga] ICANN benefits
Way cool Mr. Walsh, maintain the faith!
"William X. Walsh" wrote:
> Hello Dave,
> Friday, April 06, 2001, 8:01:55 PM, Dave Crocker wrote:
> > At 06:53 PM 4/6/2001, Patrick Greenwell wrote:
> >>On Fri, 6 Apr 2001, Dave Crocker wrote:
> >> > Trademark conflicts were ambiguous and expensive. In fact, NSI gave
> >> > trademark holders much more power than they have in law. Now we have the
> >> > UDRP and things are vastly more straight-forward and vastly cheaper.
> >>Dave forgot to add "for the trademark interests."
> >>The current system merely institutionalizes trademark favortism.
> > The law in most countries "institutionalizes trademark favortism". It has
> > done that rather longer than ICANN has been around...
> Bullocks. The UDRP grants greater rights to trademark holders than
> the laws of any nation grant them. There is nothing, NOTHING, about
> domain names that warrants any higher level of protection for
> trademarks than exists in any other medium.
This is completely correct, Walsh that is, The courts have ruled and so has public
opinion, there is no special right of prior restraint that should be accorded IP
when it comes to Domains.And there is no right for the Registrars to use that one
ubiquitis section that allows them to yank names when they want too.
The examples we read today are examples of theft and if everyone is so passive as
to think that is OK, so as not to rock the boat, your silent majority just took a
nosedive in credibility.
sorry I am sad for the apathy!
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