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    Re: ICANN Closes Most Popular Comment Forum
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Wednesday March 20 2002, @05:07PM (#5450)
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    I agree with you almost completely Dan, as usual, though I also can't disagree with Richard Henderson's posts elsewhere on this thread. Look on the good side. By having these forums, other forums like the ALSC and GA lists, for example, probably have a slightly lower noise level. Some of the regulars have now suggested that they take it over to Usenet. I'm sure they'll fit right in. -g
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    by WIPOorgUK on Thursday March 21 2002, @03:22AM (#5461)
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    Hello folks - Garry here.

    Quote:

    1) Garry Anderson's canned spiel about how trademark protection of domain names doesn't work, and the only rational solution is to create a special namespace just for trademark owners and don't give them special rights anywhere else. I mostly agree (though not necessarily quite to his degree of radicality), but reading it for the 123rd time doesn't really add much.

    123 times? Thanks Dan - did not know you were keeping count ;-)

    You misrepresent me slightly - saying I don't give trademarks special rights anywhere else. Obviously they have legal protection against passing off, libel etc.

    Trademarks are a good thing - for people as well as business.

    It is fact: I am just stating the TRUTH - that authorities know how to allow ALL trademarks to use their mark.

    That they can do this without any of the problems of 'consumer confusion', 'trademark conflict' and 'passing off'.

    I think you miss the point. The main problems are due to Big Business trying to take over the Internet and claim all name-space.

    Paul Mockapetris created the DNS to provide a mechanism for naming resources - not as a replacement trademark system.

    He was asked, what do you wish you had invented? His reply, "A directory system for the Internet that wouldn’t be controlled by the politicians, lawyers and bureaucrats."

    P.S. You left out yourself from that list - but I will not stereotype your postings. Just to say some useful and interesting stuff is there ;-)

    To others - If you want the truth about trademarks and domain names - please visit WIPO.org.uk - nothing to do with United Nations WIPO.org !
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