RE: [ga] Stolen domains, transfers, WHOIS, audit trails, andsystemintegrity
- To: "Johnson, David" <DJohnson@Wilmer.COM>
- Subject: RE: [ga] Stolen domains, transfers, WHOIS, audit trails, andsystemintegrity
- From: "Michael Froomkin - U.Miami School of Law" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Sun, 8 Dec 2002 21:12:42 -0500 (EST)
- Cc: "Cade,Marilyn S - LGA" <email@example.com>, Karl Auerbach <karl@CaveBear.com>, George Kirikos <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com
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No, I'm afraid that what we have here is naive optimism.
On Sun, 8 Dec 2002, Johnson, David wrote:
> No one thinks we should give commercial interests (or governments)
"ownership" over all
> uses of a "short catchy" word or name.
Plenty of folks active in ICANN and WIPO advocate things that are
functionally equivalent to this. Since many of them are very smart, I
believe that this is in fact what they believe.
A few of them are honest enough to say so directly. Have a look at WIPO
expert and frequent committee member Fredrick Mostert's book on famous and
well-known marks -- keeping in mind just how big the category of
"well-known" marks is.
Please visit http://www.icannwatch.org
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