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    Re: Brock Meeks Pulls No Punches
    by Anonymous on Friday May 31 2002, @05:26AM (#6601)
    You probaly ought to say for non US people - who he is:

    ie is he a well known comentator, a rent a rant columist for the redtops or just one step removed from the looney that writes to thier MP/Congresman about the local councill is conspiring to have him bumped off
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    UDRP a good idea?
    by dtobias (dan@tobias.name) on Friday May 31 2002, @07:09AM (#6612)
    User #2967 Info | http://domains.dan.info/
    Well, I guess the one good thing I can say about the UDRP is that it is an improvement over what went before, which was the Network Solutions "Cover-Our-Asses" policy that aimed not to promote justice or fairness of any sort, but only to try to keep Network Solutions from getting sued (not entirely successfully, as there were a number of lawsuits challenging their policy). Under that policy, anyone with a trademark that matched a domain could challenge it and the only permissible defense was if the registrant had a trademark of their own -- no defenses based on the generic nature of a name or it being an unregistered trade name or common law trademark were recognized. Challenged names were put on hold so that nobody could use them, a result not particularly satisfactory to either party in such disputes. At least in the UDRP, the parties get their "day in court" (even if it's often a kangaroo court), and get a decision that's at least supposedly based on the merits of the case.
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    Re: Brock Meeks Pulls No Punches
    by Anonymous on Friday May 31 2002, @07:27AM (#6614)
    ICANN is not a legislature - it should leave the creation of laws up to real legislatures.
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