From: Bruce Young
Subject: RE: [ALSC-Forum] Benefits and goals of At-Large involvement
Date: Mon, 7 May 2001 23:07:37 -0700
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Replying to Lyrad Rex:
>The corporate word has a jumpstart by simply adopting
>intellectual laws and policies, trademarks, WIPO etc..
>a voice for business.
Yes. I'm concerned about this as well. When the conflict is between a
private party with a prior claim and a corporate interest, the WIPO is a
poor forum to ensure a equitable ruling, since WIPO is biased towards the
copyright holder. But ICANN has an obligation to ensure that a private
voice with a ligitimate site (i.e. not a cybersquatter!), is protected, even
if the site disparages the copyright holder.
>ICANN has a strong mandate to define policies, and as
>long as the Dept of Commerce holds approval power, it
>will be easier to define what is missing, than agree
>on how to fix the gaps on both sides.
Agreed. The first step in developing an action plan is defining the