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Re: [wg-b] MHSC position paper

At 01:06 19.11.99 -0800, Roeland M.J. Meyer wrote:

>The short form of MHSC position is that unless the courts are willing to
>direct the root-registry how to filter potential names or clear and present
>law is cast which removes the liability ambiguities, involved with filtering
>names (famous or otherwise), it shall not do so. Rather, the registry
>operator will defer to the only recognized authority, who also has competent
>jusrisdiction over the registry, the nearest court system that controls the
>gandarmes, which can effect the registry operator.
>No one here has yet convinced me that ANY filtration path is NOT fraught
>with legal liabilities, for the registry operator. In fact, we have been
>debating ways and means of filtration. IMHO, this is way ahead of the game.

I believe that the "preregister all famous marks" path is hard to 
challenge; the famous mark owner has some right to the name (one would think!).

I tend to agree with you about filtration mechanisms.


Harald Tveit Alvestrand, EDB Maxware, Norway