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    Unclassifiable (rare) Cerf: Hollywood 'really interested in' P2P
    posted by tbyfield on Wednesday April 20 2005, @09:59AM

    Michael Geist’s ever-excellent BNA’s Internet Law News (ILN) newsletter points to a C|Net article which reports that ICANN chief Vint Cerf, in his own words, “knows personally for a fact,” on the basis of having “spoken with several movie producers in the last month,” “that various members of the movie industry are really getting interested in how to use the Internet—even BitTorrent—as a…method for distributing content.” Indeed. And I know for a fact, without having spoken to a single movie producer, that even more of them are even more interested in digital “rights” management schemes that cast all consumers (and, indeed, actual producers) as criminals in potentia. Out of curiosity: were Cerf’s talks with Hollywood producers ICANN-related? Just asking…


     
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    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Wednesday April 20 2005, @05:14PM (#14942)
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    One also wonders if this [windley.com] recent talk by Vint was ICANN related, other than at the end, when he asserts that ICANN ain't broke so doesn't need fixing (IE: being denutted by the ITU).

    Many of the areas Vint gives as trouble spots and challenges aren't properly within ICANN's purview by any stretch, which hasn't stopped them from meddling in those areas (most often with net negative consequences). Many of the other areas he lists are within ICANN's proper purview and here in many cases they have been at best very late to the party and at worst are still ignoring those areas (both again usually causing net negative consequences). ICANN is most assuredly broke (other than in a monetary sense).

    I haven't been a fan of Vint Cerf since soon after ICANN's birth. So he co-invented a protocol long since. He just doesn't get it. It's like digging up Alexander Graham Bell and asking him to tek your cellphone. -g

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