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    ICANN is Clearly Concerned About Other People's Id
    by Anonymous on Friday November 09 2001, @06:50AM (#3484)

    ICANN is Clearly Concerned About Other People's Ideas

    That has been clear to most people from the start.
    Of course, now, ICANN has delayed people, picked
    their pockets, made new (or neu) friends in all the
    right places, and obviously wants to close its doors
    to the digerati elite, to travel next year and spread
    their word about "Freedom - ICANN Style".

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    Re: Free Speech at ICANN Meetings Only Costs $5000
    by Anonymous on Friday November 09 2001, @07:53AM (#3487)
    One might think that the ACLU has a case here, since New.net was ready and willing to pay the $5000 for free speech and was turned away.

    It's one thing to say "only sponsors can distribute literature," but when you turn away sponsors who don't regurgitate the party line, one must presume that there's malicious intent here.
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    Domains are now worthless
    by Anonymous on Friday November 09 2001, @10:02AM (#3491)

    Domains are now worthless - Registries can not
    give them away


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    Re: Free Speech at ICANN Meetings Only Costs $5000
    by Anonymous on Monday November 12 2001, @03:45AM (#3654)

    "So, ICANN is moving right along this path. They have invited speakers for
    their conference, and they have sponsors. All the elements comprising the
    definition of a tradeshow are there. The fact that you have to pay $5,000
    to distribute commerical information clearly makes them a tradeshow.
    If they were truly acting as a non-profit, they could just ask those
    distributing commercial leaflets for a small sum to defray the expense
    of renting the table, pipe and drape at the venue... maybe $100 max."
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