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    The ICANN Survey is Backed by the Trademark Lobby
    by Anonymous on Wednesday July 07 2004, @07:44AM (#13889)
    The ICANN Survey is Backed by the Trademark Lobby

    ICANN will be expanding into the realm of Trademark Enforcement. The recent ICANN Survey sent to domain name owners is one of the entrapment tools. Note Vinton Cerf's recent video-taped comments about constructing elaborate sting operations to entrap people. [1]

    The ICANN Survey is focused on domain names that are part of a secret list of protected names. The large corporations that have widely-known trademarks are using ICANN to extract information from people via what appears to be a Survey. It is a trap, just responding even to view the Survey places you on their private investigation radar screen.

    ICANN sees (via thugs like Joe Sims) that there is big money in cyberspace law enforcement. ICANN can get funding from the U.S. Government Department of Homeland Security to become the "agency" that dispatches the agents to govern the .NET.

    If you do not comply, Vinton Cerf will have you publicly flogged. You can listen to him and see him on this video tape made by Farber.

    [1] http://news.com.com/1606-2-5239781.html [com.com]

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    ICANN Will Need more Staff or Merge with USPTO
    by Anonymous on Wednesday July 07 2004, @06:05PM (#13890)
    For ICANN to expand into Trademark Enforcement,
    it will probably need more Staff. Another option
    would be to merge it with the U.S. Patent and
    Trademark Office, which is already funded.


    If ICANN had a Staff member for every 1,000 .COM
    domain names, that would be a large Staff.
    To check each domain name and web-site each month
    each Staff member would be required to handle
    about 6 domains per hour.


    If the .COM owners are charged $250 per year by
    this new ICANN, then that would fund the Staff
    person assigned to enforce trademark laws on
    that .COM owner. There would not be any need
    for Registrars and ICANN could also run the
    Registry and TLD servers, out-sourced to Verisign
    of course.

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