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    US Govt. Agency Says .us Procurement (Partly) Unlawful | Log in/Create an Account | Top | 59 comments | Search Discussion
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    Re: ICANN Boards must be quiet...
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Tuesday February 19 2002, @12:17AM (#4964)
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    Please stop diverting attention
    by WIPOorgUK on Monday February 18 2002, @10:57PM (#4963)
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    > This really, really has little to do with the First Amendment

    Government allow dictionary words to be taken from US citizens use - and you say it has nothing to do with First Amendment?

    Your logic is wrong.

    > (which by the way, applies to Americans but not to you Brits, unless you have changed your government).

    We still believe in free speech.

    > What purpose does someone who is not affiliated with Pepsi Cola have with owning a domain name containing Pepsi, like Pepsi.us or pepsibottler.com? Unless the guy is named Sal/Guido/InsertItalianNameHere Pepsi, he probably has no claim to the domain name.

    Perhaps somebody who was unfairly fired - or somebody whose child swallowed some glass inside a bottle - or somebody who objects to their massive profits - or a worker who objects to the fat cat bosses wages - or anti global capitalist - or any reason whatsoever.

    You would deny them free speech.

    I was mainly talking about dictionary words anyhow - and you guys divert (spin) it to famous names all the time.

    > The domain name system, with all its quirks and troubles, is functioning well enough. It is far too late to add some unneeded .reg system into the works. People like it fine the way it is, let not change it.

    Fact: .reg adds authentication and directory functionality to existing and new domain names.

    It is not working well - Look at all the problems it has.

    Please stick to topic:

    For these charges - please answer a simple YES or NO:

    1. Do US Government abridge US citizen rights to use dictionary words?

    2. Do US Government allow priority of one trademark over another - with non-trademark holder standing no chance?

    Number 1 Violates First Amendment:

    Number 2 is against Unfair Competition Law.

    Unless you can give me a better answer than "tough luck", to those two charges (that they could use in a court of Law) - then they are corrupt.

    AGAIN - I bet you cannot.
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