[Cc-hk] [berkmanfriends] ICANN, new top-level domains, and trademark issues
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Tue Jul 14 04:41:41 EDT 2009
Please find in the attachment the poster for the event in Hong Kong.
Or you can try this link -> http://www.isoc-hk.org/icann-newtld/
2009/7/11 Rebecca MacKinnon <rebecca.mackinnon at gmail.com>:
> Exactly. Makes no sense.
> Sent from my iPhone
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> On Jul 11, 2009, at 7:18 AM, Samuel Klein <meta.sj at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I'm so confused by the domain-trademark problems.
>> Why aren't domain names covered by standard trademark law like any
>> other entity-formation? we don't need ICANN rules to keep me from
>> starting a Starbucks Inc cafepress store, or creating a "red cross"
>> foundation that sells red crosses to raise money for pandas. why is
>> domain squatting treated so baroquely?
>> On Fri, Jul 10, 2009 at 4:31 AM, Rebecca
>> MacKinnon<rebecca.mackinnon at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hi everybody.
>>> As some of you know, next year ICANN plans to allow applications from
>>> anybody who wants to run a new top-level domain (the part of the URL
>>> the dot), in any language. This has opened up a big argument over
>>> among other things.
>>> A set of recommendations for how to handle trademark disputes has been
>>> issued by an Implementation Recommendation Team (IRT) from ICANN's
>>> Intellectual Property Constituency. It has been up for download and
>>> comment here:
>>> One critique of the IRT report highlighting free speech concerns is here:
>>> The Non-Commercial Users' Constituency within ICANN strongly objects to
>>> these recommendations. In their formal comment paper objecting to the
>>> subtance of the IRT report, they state:
>>> "the substantive IRT recommendations take ICANN far afield of its
>>> scope and mission, create substantive new trademark rights (beyond
>>> law), gut existing safeguards and fair procedures for domain name
>>> registrants in the Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy (“UDRP”), and create
>>> unbounded situation for abuse by trademark lawyers and those representing
>>> trademark owners."
>>> The full objection paper is here:
>>> Other public comments are here:
>>> Public consultations will be held in New York and London next week, then
>>> Hong Kong the following week. The NCUC encourages people with concerns
>>> show up in person to voice them.
>>> THE DEADLINE TO REGISTER FOR THE NYC AND LONDON MEETINGS IS TODAY
>>> The deadline for Hong Kong is next week. For more information and to sign
>>> go here:
>>> Rebecca MacKinnon
>>> Open Society Fellow | Co-founder, GlobalVoicesOnline.org
>>> Assistant Professor, Journalism & Media Studies Centre, University of
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