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RE: [wg-c] Short Position Paper
On 13-Oct-99 Roeland M.J. Meyer wrote:
>> From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf
>> Of Eric
>> Sent: Friday, October 08, 1999 7:42 PM
>> You want to assert that the title to the registry data allows
>> rights claims? Who do you think have standing to make such
>> claims? The
>> simple answer (the registry operator) seems prone to failure and
>> and the better ones get complicated quickly.
> I set up a registry, I keep a DBMS with the registration data in
> it, it's
> mine. Unless, of course, you want to pay me for the effort of
> running the
> registry (or whatever price I choose to set). How I choose to
> release and
> control that data is only between me and my paying customers
> niceties not with standing, it's a contractual issue). NSI's case
> special, since the NSF seeded their registry with NSF owned data.
> that's a very fuzzy navel.
All of that aside, I would support an escrow requirement on the
data, and clauses in the contracts between ICANN and Registries
that require the registry to comply with secure third party escrow,
and specify that the TLD, the data, and any intellectual property
rights associated with the TLD and data, be assigned to ICANN for
reassignment should the Registry be in breach of contract, become
insolvent, or otherwise be unable or unwilling to operate the TLD
Registry any longer.
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