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    Really good article by Froomkin on the UDRP | Log in/Create an Account | Top | 8 comments | Search Discussion
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    Re: Really good article by Froomkin on the UDRP
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Tuesday October 02 2001, @11:03PM (#2691)
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    If memory serves, the article says somewhere that it is current as of September 1. That may predate the ICANN/.pro meltdown (BTW if someone isn't proficient enough to put up a website regarding some country or another as the article alleges I'll do it for you pro bono). Michael's paper seems to be in beta mode (witness some footnotes yet to be filled in) despite no clear mention of such (unlike his previous submissions here). I'm sure that's an oversight, that is all we have on the internet is trust, and dammit, I trust these ICANNWatch guys six ways from Sunday over the ICANN spinmachine.

    If I may be allowed my own small dissenting voice I felt the article was unclear on how the corinthians.com ruling altered the landscape. I don't doubt that it does, I just fail to grasp how someone loses a cause of action. Don't get me wrong, I've followed the UDRP abomination since its suspect beginnings, and Michael does a superlative job of delineating both those wrong turns that are obvious to even laypersons like the undersigned, as well as all sorts of insider info that put the IP hijack into stark perspective. But on that one single point I am unclear as to how it all plays out. I'd appreciate some clarification here.

    As someone who has followed this whole process I found some arguments and references tedious as they are well known to anyone even half-ways paying attention. I accepted that wholeheartedly as I am aware that some readers may be completely unaware of the supracourt that ICANN is presently constructing, and one needs to bring them up to speed, which Michael does exceedingly well. I therefore suffered some cognitive dissonance when trying to get my head around why the barcelona.com ruling is a watershed. I profess to being completely lost as to why the original registrant should be left with no recourse. -g

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