Re: [ga] Restoration of Domain Policy Archives
Will the very smart historians who copied all of the archives please step
forward, so that the entities stepping forward to host the new site can
incorporate the archives into the site.
Next, would one of you smart IP type lawyer people please venture a preliminary
sketch on the proprietary rights of posters to the closed list. Has this been
litigated before? How does the control of the list factor we use in determining
liability for the host factor into control of the information? It would seem to
stand to reason if they excercise this type of control that they would be liable
for defamatory comments contained therein.
Now that one of the places I used to go to get answers to these type of
questions is closed some redundancy may occur in matters already well laid out.
Patrick Corliss wrote:
> Dear Brian
> Verisign's decision to close down the Domain Policy list was both sudden and
> unexpected. Personally I think it was inappropriate. Whatever the reasons
> it is clearly a matter for your own corporate interests.
> However the Domain Policy archives are a valuable resource which need to be
> retained for historical reference and research. My feeling is that most
> subscribers would take the view that the lists belong to them. Certainly
> I'd believe that in relation to my own postings over the past year.
> At the very least, someone should have been given the opportunity to pick up
> the archives and subscriber lists. Historical DNS archives are spotty
> enough without erasing entire volumes from the encyclopaedic set.
> I'd therefore ask that Verisign re-consider its decision to remove these
> archives from the public record. An alternative solution would be for
> Verisign to make these records available to be hosted elsewhere. I am
> certain that I could make alternative arrangements for such support.
> I look forward to your kind response.
> Yours faithfully,
> Patrick Corliss
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