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    Will Bill Gates Forget Lessig and Farber's Agenda?
    by Anonymous on Tuesday November 08 2005, @05:31PM (#16444)
    Will Bill Gates Forget Lessig and Farber's Agenda?

    Of course Lessig would love ICANN. Lessig and
    Farber were two of the main king-pins attempting
    to destroy Microsoft in favor of what you now
    see from ICANN, a private-pork-non-profit-politburo
    of puppets with the strings pulled by people like
    Lessig and Farber. [How many TLDs does Farber run? 25?]

    When Bill Gates decides to enter the domain name
    arena, you can bet that Lessig and Farber will
    be there with their ICANN machine, to fight the
    evil Microsoft. Pay no attention to the money
    going to fund the machine. The masses will be
    rallied against the evil empire. At no time will
    the masses be allowed to notice, "Hey, Bill Gates
    is giving us Domains for free, and ICANN is
    taxing us and only allows their cronies to play."

    Of course Lessig likes the fact that his cronies
    and the Stanford-Harvard-USC-UCLA-Yale crowd,
    that live off of U.S. Government grants, love
    the ICANN model. Lessig could not compete in a
    real world, he lives in his ivory tower and pulls
    the strings of the ICANN puppets. Here, watch
    Susan nod, see her head move.

    Bill Gates is not stupid, he was smart enough to
    walk away from Harvard long ago. He did well.
    He will show the world there is no need for
    ICANN in a true free market.
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    How Corporate Interests TRUMP All Governments
    by Anonymous on Wednesday November 09 2005, @04:49AM (#16452)
    How Corporate Interests TRUMP All Governments

    Governments (even the U.S. Government) are totally
    unprepared to protect Joe Average from the agents
    and operatives paid by large corporate interests.
    People have a right to be concerned, and they
    make a natural assumption that their government
    protects them. WRONG Assumption. Governments are
    mostly clueless and corporations with the money
    will do anything they want, including breaking
    into your systems. Do they break the law ? What
    law ? They are the law, they make the laws.
    Those with the money can hire people to do
    anything they want and governments can not stop
    them, and in some cases governments encourage
    them, look at ICANN, Verisign, ARIN and NeuStar
    as shining examples. People have a right to be
    concerned about what those 4 corporations are
    funding behind the scenes. Their view is that they
    are the law and they make the laws and they
    dictate to governments what is good and evil.

    Here is just one example of what governments are
    told is good:

    "Sony Latest News about Sony has admitted that it included a stealth rootkit on some music CDs shipped in 2005 and has issued an update to remove the hidden software one day after it was discovered. The company had drawn criticism from security experts who warned that the technology could serve as a tool for hackers.

    The nearly undetectable monitoring utility, part of the company's digital-rights management (DRM) technology, was aimed at preventing consumers from producing illegal copies of CDs. The software installed itself automatically in Windows systems whenever a CD was inserted. Any files contained in the rootkit are invisible and almost impossible to remove."
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    Remember Nader ? Beware of ICANN, Verisign and Goo
    by Anonymous on Wednesday November 09 2005, @07:40AM (#16453)
    Remember Nader ? Beware of ICANN, Verisign and Google

      For the past twenty years, after a decade and a half of populist resurgence against corporate abuses by consumer, environmental, women's rights and civil rights forces, big business has been on a rampage to control our society. Whether these business supremacies are called corporatization, commercialism, monopolies or the corporate state, the overall concentration of power and wealth in ever fewer multinational corporate centers is a matter of record.

    The enlarged power that corporations deploy to further increase their revenues and socialize their costs comes from many sources -- old and new. Roughly eighty percent of the money contributed to federal candidates come from business interests. The mobility to export capital has given transnational companies major leverage against local, state and federal officials, not to mention against organized and unorganized labor. The swell of corporate welfare handouts has reached new depths. The contrived complexity of many financial and other services serves to confuse, deplete and daunt consumers who lose significant portions of their income in a manipulative marketplace. Alliances, joint ventures and other complex collaborations between should-be competitors have made a mockery of what is left of antitrust enforcement.

    So, go forward readers who wish to be leaders in the advancement of justice -- what Daniel Webster once called "the great work of men on Earth"-- and savor the writings that will motivate more and more women and men to band together in organizations that build a more just democracy.

    Ralph Nader, 1999

    Note: Google is now advertised on ICANN's web-site
    ICANN is of course a private company, with private
    contracts and deals with other private companies.
    Ties to governments, the U.S. and otherwise, were
    just a facade by Vinton Cerf, one of his many facades.
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