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    Freedom to Abuse
    by GeorgeK on Sunday August 29 2004, @05:51PM (#14077)
    User #3191 Info | http://www.kirikos.com/
    VeriSign seeks Freedom to Abuse its monopoly, not Freedom to Innovate.

    I'm glad to see that GoDaddy's Recall VeriSign [recallverisign.com] petition is back online, recently passing the 20,000 signature level. This is even more than the Stop VeriSign DNS Abuse [whois.sc] petition, which is slightly below 20,000 signatures. Combining the two, that's a lot of opposition to VeriSign's abusive intentions and behaviour.
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    by TFBW on Sunday August 29 2004, @06:19PM (#14078)
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    In fact, today's decision frees VeriSign from the rather large burden of having to prove ICANN's actions violated federal anti-trust law.

    Maybe I don't understand this lawsuit or the legal process, but isn't the "burden" that you mention one that VeriSign brought upon itself? From my (admittedly naive) perspective, it looks like VeriSign was throwing as many accusations at ICANN as possible, and seeing how many would stick. This is just an instance of a legal claim that didn't pass the laugh test; making it sound like a good thing for VeriSign smacks of spin-doctoring.

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    by sforrest on Monday August 30 2004, @02:29AM (#14079)
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    Read the rest of this comment...

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    VeriSign's next move...
    by sforrest on Monday August 30 2004, @02:32AM (#14080)
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    The lawsuit actually isn't the big story - VeriSign now is accusing ICANN of prejudice in its .net registry operator selection process. Details here [free2innovate.net].
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    Verisign Should Move UP not DOWN
    by Anonymous on Monday August 30 2004, @05:37AM (#14081)
    If one does not make their case at the U.S. Federal
    level, one should move UP[1] not DOWN. ICANN will be
    headed for the mountains in Switzerland, far away
    from California.

    Verisign needs to publish the ISOC Card Deck
    with the 55 Co-Conspirators** (who are all not
    in California). You can not tell the players
    without the score-card.



    10 January 2004
    TRO launches board game aimed at U.S. regime change

    In an effort to involve larger numbers of citizens in the discovery process that will lead to U.S. regime change, the Trade Regulation Organization has issued an educational board game called "Try 'em."

    WTO news archives

    In April 2003, the TRO determined that the U.S. governing regime was no longer consistent with world peace or prosperity. At that time, it issued a card deck in the hopes of paving the way to regime change and, eventually, large-scale war crimes proceedings.

    Now, in the hopes of accelerating this process, the TRO is issuing a brand new card deck along with a game that can be played in groups of two or more.

    **55 Co-Conspirators

    Jon Postel (USC) - Ace of Spades
    Vinton Cerf (UCLA,MCI) - Ace of Clubs
    Scott Bradner (Harvard) - Ace of Hearts
    Brian Carpenter (IBM) - Ace of Diamonds
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