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    Re:Anonymity protected by US Federal Legislation
    by KarlAuerbach on Thursday May 15 2003, @03:49PM (#11648)
    User #3243 Info | http://www.cavebear.com/
    So, if someone wants to be anonymous, then they can't come to court to dispute the in-rem process because by so doing their identity will be revealed. And as a result they lose by default.

    Seems to me that what you describe is simply a way of saying that those who wish to remain anonymous will end up losing their domains to the first trademark owner who wants the domain.

    In addition, I don't see that what you suggest in any way protects those people who have their personal information published to the world via DNS whois.
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    Re:Anonymity protected by US Federal Legislation
    by Privacy on Saturday May 17 2003, @02:40AM (#11668)
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    Privacy is important for many of us users who don't want our Names and Home locations listed on every search engine on the net.
    What Ben Edelman did with his research on the .name registrants exposed 1000s of legitimate pseudonym's. This should not be permited!!!!

    There needs to a legitimate way for a registrar to mask the whois data if requested by a registrant.

    Check out this site.

    Http://privacy.ca
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