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    Brett Fausett's Law Firm an Interested Party Now | Log in/Create an Account | Top | 4 comments | Search Discussion
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    Bret did report the conflict
    by GeorgeK on Sunday March 19 2006, @05:07AM (#16651)
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    Bret (one 't', not two) DID disclose this on his blog, in the Podcast of March 7, 2006 [lextext.com]. Play the MP3, and fast forward to a few minutes before the end. The disclosure, in audio, begins with "My law firm has been hired by CFIT". Bret isn't going to handle the day-to-day litigation, but will help tell them "where the bodies are buried." :)

    As for me, no conflicts of interest to report -- I'm a domain registrant like millions of other people. The closest relationship I have to VeriSign is that I own VerisignSucks.com [verisignsucks.com]. :) I'm not a litigant, or have a financial interest in any party who is a litigant.
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    Note to Tom
    by lextext on Sunday March 19 2006, @09:48AM (#16654)
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    Wow. Verisign's officially calling me out for not being transparent? What next, you folks want to call me a monopolist too?

    Here are a couple of facts. First, my disclosures are both on my website (my podcast, which preceded the GNSO-ALAC disclosures, by the way) and in the GNSO/ALAC public records. Second, neither I nor my law firm has an interest in the *outcome* of the litigation. We're paid by the hour, win or lose. Yes, like all lawyers we very much want to win on behalf of our clients, but I believe the statement that we have "a direct financial interest in seeing the ICANN-VeriSign settlement defeated" is somewhat misleading. We are certainly being paid to work toward that end in the California courts, but the people with a direct financial interest are the parties to the lawsuit (and more generally, registrants everywhere).

    So, Tom, when will we get more complete disclosure from Verisign on the people it hires? Those folks from the things called the"Centers for Competitive Studies," or whatever their names were, didn't just suddenly decide to show up in Vancouver because they became interested in ICANN overnight. And what about the paid bloggers who post pro-Verisign statements under pseudonyms?

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