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    A Congressional Vote of No Confidence for ICANN | Log in/Create an Account | Top | 29 comments | Search Discussion
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    Re:What price privacy?
    by WIPOorgUK on Friday February 06 2004, @12:06PM (#12943)
    User #3146 Info | http://wipo.org.uk/
    > "Rights" are not absolute. One has to balance the interests of a variety of parties.

    George, I believe that is a common argument used by authoritarian regimes to try diminish peoples rights.

    Falsely shouting "fire" in crowded movie theatre is the best example for this purpose.

    It is to nothing to do with balancing the interests of a variety of parties - this is clearly incitement to panic.

    "The most stringent protection of free speech would not protect a man in falsely shouting fire in a theater and causing panic." - Supreme Court Justice Holmes (1919)

    As to using www.geocities.com/mycompanysucks/ - I do not want to thanks.

    I want to publish a website with name that people can easily remember - like WIPO.org.uk

    So you wish to prevent me?

    Article 19 of Universal Declaration of Human Rights Act states:

    "Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers".

    My whois data is accurate - and I suffer spam and nuisance phone calls because of it.

    I thought the discussion was about whois privacy - not privacy in relation to increased airplane security.
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