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    ex-AT&T Lobbyist Now Wants to Avoid telecom re
    by Anonymous on Saturday May 28 2005, @07:00PM (#15390)

    "The Global IP Alliance believes that the future must be innovation and technology driven," noted Marilyn Cade, Strategy Consultant to the Alliance. "Rules are being set right now that affect IP Enabled Services, especially VoIP. Lawmakers and regulators have both questions and concerns that need to be addressed if we are to avoid typical telecom regime, or international treaty approaches that can only stifle innovation and adoption by users around the world - whether businesses or consumers. The Global IP Alliance is bringing industry and users together to address these issues and others, affecting the bright future of IP enabled communications."
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    Re:ex-AT&T Lobbyist Now Wants to Avoid telecom
    by Anonymous on Monday May 30 2005, @07:15AM (#15391)
    "Lawmakers and regulators have both questions and concerns that need to be addressed if we are to avoid typical telecom regime"

    One way to "avoid typical telecom regime" is to
    AVOID lawmakers and regulators who have questions.

    One of the major problems that ICANN has is that
    is attracts clueless people who seem to be born
    with a need to *regulate something*. If you recall
    the Wired Magazine interview with Esther Dyson's
    father, he points out, "she just likes to control
    people". He refers to Esther's grandfather, the
    leader of a music labor union, for genetic blame.

    One solution is of course to give ICANN insiders
    something to regulate, that does not matter. The
    legacy root servers are a good cluster f*ck to
    manage. The toy 32-bit IANA/ARIN address space
    is another bone to toss to those that need
    something to chew on.

    The rest of the normal people in the world can
    then be protected from lawmakers and regulators who have questions.
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