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    Re: Auerbach v. ICANN - The Lawsuit
    by PeterBarron (pebarron@hotmail.com) on Monday March 18 2002, @08:47AM (#5368)
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    About time.

    I have often thought that there must be some serious skeletons in the closet at ICANN, and that it would take a lawsuit's discovery phase to uncover them. Thankfully, in this case, the relief being requested are those documents in the first place.

    Now, perhaps, we'll find out how ICANN spent the millions from the rigged TLD application process.

    Now, perhaps, we'll find out how much ICANN has spent on expensive trips.

    Now, perhaps, we'll find out how much ICANN has given JDRP.

    Now, perhaps, we'll find out how ICANN's accounting has been cooked.
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    Re: Auerbach v. ICANN - The Lawsuit
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Monday March 18 2002, @10:25AM (#5372)
    User #2810 Info
    Coverage from Reuters, Newsbytes, ZDNet. Earlier coverage on ICANNWatch of Karl's attempts to see the records. -g
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    Re: Auerbach v. ICANN - The Lawsuit
    by alan on Monday March 18 2002, @01:18PM (#5377)
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    This is a wonderful illustration of why we need independently elected At-Large representatives. Thank you Karl!
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    Re: Auerbach v. ICANN - The Lawsuit
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Monday March 18 2002, @09:29PM (#5385)
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    Michael writes:
    ICANN CEO Stuart Lynn sought, amidst an amazing series of delaying tactics, to impose all sorts of extraneous conditions on this right.
    While I don't doubt this is true as far as it goes, I think there's more to the story. Karl says he's been asking for the records since December 2000, M. Stuart Lynn didn't join ICANN until mid-March 2001. It may be a mistake to ascribe too much of this to Lynn, just as it may be a mistake to think Lynn's roadmap to reform plan is wholly the work of its putative author.

    I think Lynn was hired largely because he has that hail fellow well met suave affability so well inculcated by the British public school system (in which, as with ICANN Newspeak, public means private). He is the gladhanding point man, but what he is selling comes from Joe Sims, Louis Touton, and a few of the unelected Board members (BTW, does anyone know who was on the hiring committee that chose Lynn?). However, this also means he can be used as the fall guy if it looks like the whole house of cards is about to collapse, or knocked over as Dave Farber, Peter Neumann and Lauren Weinstein have just suggested. Putting too much blame on Lynn just means the existing jokers will be shuffled around and redealt to us as a new hand. -g

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    Re: ? v. ICANN - The Lawsuit(s)
    by ANNODOMINI2000 (reversethis-{KU.OC.OOHAY} {ta} {D0002DA}) on Saturday June 08 2002, @09:39PM (#7020)
    User #3359 Info | http://www.ad2000d.co.uk/
    Karl Auerbach is, from what I have read, a right-on kinda guy who stands up for the common people and 'small man' when people abuse their rights and are clearly and evidently biased in favo(u)r of big business (specifically, corporate America.)

    We (specifically myself as the representative of ANNO DOMINI 2000) are also now suing ICANN, as well as the National Arbitration Forum, UDRP Case Panel (for blatant failure to either endorse or police their own Rules and Policies) and also America Online (USA), Incorporated (for trademark abuse and anti-competitive practice.)

    Good luck Karl!

    Together we can change ICANN drastically, but we must stick together to fight for radical changes, or else we must insist that ICANN is replaced with a Democratic, Fair, Non-Profit, Internet-User based organisation...
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