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    Re: THE SOLUTION TO PROTECT INTERNET FREE SPEECH
    by freespeechcenter (registry@freespeechcenter.org) on Monday December 10 2001, @01:25AM (#4033)
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    Thank you for your opinions; however, it does appear that you have an "axe to grind" for either an interest supportive of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and adverse to those toiling in the grassroots movement to preserve and protect Internet free speech, or perhaps you are affiliated with Neulevel, Inc., the corporation that has been subject to the legal advocacy of the Pocono Sports Club's founder in response to the widespread consumer fraud that existed with the launch of the .biz top level domain as documented in the media by MSNBC. The white paper, "Protecting Internet Free Speech: The Fact Project" in its entirety will soon be available to the Internet community on the web site under construction at www.freespeechcenter.com. Additionally, in response to your inquiry, the acronym "FACT" in the phrase "FACT Project" was the suggestion of an eighth grade school student, and it was innocently selected without awareness of the "First Amendment Cyber-Tribune;" however, the name of the "project" would be changed, in light of your observation, should the editor of the First Amendment Cyber-Tribune, have any objections whatsoever to the term "FACT Project."

    The second-level Internet domain names that you mention were purchased only recently pursuant to an operational plan of the Pocono Sports Club in response to the recent issuance by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) of the two rulings cited in the synopsis of the white paper. As you could confirm with the Secretary of State for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, "Pocono Sports Club," was formally registered on February 22, 2001.

    The choice of .com versus .org with regard to the top level domains was made because it is a well-known fact that most individuals searching for a webpage usually begin their search with a uniform resource locator (URL) containing the .com top level domain name regardless of the organizational structure of the website's publisher.

    With regard to your inquiry as to our organizational structure, there is a definitive practical link between the promotion of amateur international sport and human rights. To the Pocono Sports Club, Internet free speech is an international, human rights issue. See Article 19, United Nations, Universal Declaration of Human Rights quoted in the synopsis of the white paper. If individuals such as yourself would judge us negatively by our organizational structure rather than our advocacy work, so be it.

    With regard to the insinuation that closes your posting, NO member of the Pocono Sports Club is affiliated or associated with any of the individuals or groups mentioned on the webpage to which you link. Thanks again for your inquiry.

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    Re: THE SOLUTION TO PROTECT INTERNET FREE SPEECH by freespeechcenter
    Re: THE SOLUTION TO PROTECT INTERNET FREE SPEECH
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Monday December 10 2001, @09:06AM (#4044)
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    I am in no way affiliated with WIPO or NeuLevel. I have been consistently, if not perceptively, critical of both WIPO and NeuLevel. You need look no further than my prior posts to ICANNWatch for ample evidence.

    It is my opinion that using your freespeechcenter.com site as an eBay redirect is a mistake. Likewise registering and using the .com rather than the .org (there's no law against using both) is a mistake, or perhaps the .com isn't if it is an eBay redirect. The definitive practical link between the promotion of international amateur sport and human rights escapes me, if anything the former is a subset of the latter, not the other way around. The insinuation I was making was that you are in danger of being thought another in a long line of net.kooks, or their sockpuppets, who seem drawn to ICANN issues like moths to a flame. You won't be taken seriously by those who support the ICANN status quo, or by those who oppose it, which won't leave you much company. As W. C. Fields said: if fifty people tell you you're drunk, you'd better find some place to lie down. -g

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