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    by freespeechcenter (registry@freespeechcenter.org) on Sunday December 09 2001, @05:09AM (#4024)
    User #3147 Info | http://www.freespeechcenter.org

    White Paper Synopsis: "Protecting Internet Free Speech: The FACT Project"

    The "FACT Project" (First Amendment Computer Technology) is a dynamic endeavor of the "Free Speech Center," a division of the Pocono Sports Club, aimed at promoting and preserving Internet free speech in opposition to a corrupt World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). The Pocono Sports Club, started by a three-time honorably discharged U.S. military veteran, is an organization registered with the Corporation Bureau, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, U.S.A., dedicated to the advancement of amateur, international sport and human rights. The Pocono Sports Club raises money for its endeavors via e-commerce. Due to the involvement of the Pocono Sports Club in e-commerce, its founder is also actively engaged in advocacy on behalf of Internet consumers, as can be ascertained from the following links to recent Internet news articles:




    Two recent decisions by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), a member agency of the United Nations have created a global "chilling effect " on Internet free speech, namely the decisions involving the domain names: vivendiuniversalsucks.com and phillipssucks.com. The decisions are the seminal rulings issued to establish global precedent for the restriction of Internet free speech, and the WIPO rulings are based on flawed logic not in accord with either United States or international law.

    The WIPO rulings violate the holdings
    of U.S. Federal Court decisions interpreting the First Amendment to the United States Constitution,
    and the letter and spirit of Article 19 of the United Nations, Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
    The Free Speech Center intends to challenge WIPO in United States DistrictCourt and before a tribunal of the United Nations in the very near future with regard to its flagrant disregard for longstanding principles of international law:

    Article 19. United Nations, Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

    Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.

    The two highly questionable decisions by WIPO can be reviewed at the following links:




    The Free Speech Center, a division of the Pocono Sports Club, has acquired all of the global second level Internet domains in the format,
    gTLDsucks.info and gTLDprotest.info, e.g. comsucks.info, comprotest.info, bizsucks.info, bizprotest.info, intsucks.info, intprotest.info, etc. Through its "Free Speech Center" the Pocono Sports Club will soon be able to offer free to any not-for-profit, organization in the world, third level domains with forwarding to the web page of the not-for-profit organization's choice.
    For example, the Pocono Sports Club maintains a web page at http://www.poconosports.com to support an ebay e-commerce, fundraising endeavor. If in the near future, an Internet consumer was dissatisfied with the customer service or products of the Pocono Sports Club, a not-for-profit consumer organization could contact the Free Speech Center via www.freespeechcenter.com (under construction) and pursuant to the "FACT Project" (First Amendment Computer Technology) a consumer organization would be given, free-of-charge, if available, the third level domain
    poconosports.comsucks.info or poconosports.comprotest.info with uniform resource locatior (URL) forwarding to
    the web page of the consumer organization's choice.

    Accordingly, the consumer organization could then publish a protest website at either www.poconosports.comsucks.info or www.poconosports.comprotest.info as a factual counterpoint to the content published by the
    Pocono Sports Club at www.poconosports.com. The Free Speech Center is positioned to offer to the global Internet community, pursuant to its "FACT Project," third level protest domains for use in creating two protests websites as factual counterpoint to any Internet website bearing a global top-level-domain name, thereby, protecting Internet free speech for the benefit of the world citizenry in current and future generations.

    "One World United" for Internet Free Speech

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    Re: That's great
    by Anonymous on Sunday December 09 2001, @10:34PM (#4030)
    Perhaps you have lost a few UDRP or ACPA cases and it has soured your opinion on the whole process- which is not to stifle free speech, but to control the unauthorized & bad faith use of trademarks in domain names on the Internet. ACPA & UDRP came about because, if you forget, cybersquatters were registering famous trademarks in domain names and then offering them for sale to the trademark owner. This type of behavior is not allowed in the "real" world, and should not be allowed in the "virtual" world as well.

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