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    Re: NAF not WIPO (and whom to blame)
    by Anonymous on Wednesday June 12 2002, @05:35AM (#7111)
    When my mother's dog steals human food left on the edge of the table, two arguments usually follow. One is that she asserts it was a bad dog. She scolds the dog -- bad dog, she says, for taking hot food that was left right in front of your nose. But the more USEFUL argument she makes is the one against whoever left valuable and fragrant foodstuffs in a situation almost guaranteed to cause a human-canine relations incident. That, she says, was a bad systems design or managing choice.
    How does this matter? In this, case, blaiming the company who just got Paint.biz is like blaming dogs for eating. That is their goal state! They would only be at fault if they did not use all their competitive advantages (like a system of privilege for trademark holders such as the UDRP and related arbitratoid systems effectively become.)
    Blame the ICANN policies that created this, perhaps. Blame the judge for playing fast and loose with the domain name. Blame the UDRP system for being the whore of the trademark industry, if you lean to vitriol, or simple call it responsive to directed funding by its customers, if you lean to cycnical views of evolving market influences.
    But don;t blame the puppy for eating that pie!
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