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    Re: Auerbach wins!
    by PeterBarron (pebarron@hotmail.com) on Monday July 29 2002, @10:53AM (#8168)
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    Well done, Karl.

    ++Peter
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    Re: Auerbach wins!
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Monday July 29 2002, @11:02AM (#8169)
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    Bret Fausett, who was in attendance, has details on his icann.blog. -g
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    Re: Auerbach wins!
    by Anonymous on Monday July 29 2002, @11:03AM (#8170)
    God damn it. This is indeed a sad day. ICANN should not be forced to provide the Cavebear with anything.
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    Re: Auerbach wins!
    by Anonymous on Monday July 29 2002, @11:07AM (#8171)
    Justice prevails!

    Let's see how guilty these guys REALLY are. Who's been lining who's pockets? What was the money really spent on? How much did Dave and Kent get paid? What about all the other kiss-asses? How much did they get paid?

    C'mon Karl... give us the TRUTH!
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    Re: Auerbach wins!
    by Anonymous on Monday July 29 2002, @11:29AM (#8176)
    Is there any way one can access the transcipt of those proceedings?

    It is permitted into the public record, is it not? Where would one go to acquire the transcript?

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    Re: Auerbach wins!
    by Anonymous on Monday July 29 2002, @11:42AM (#8177)
    In this age of corporate accountability, there is only one course of action for Cerf (as Chair), Lynn (as CEO), and Touton (as counsel) -- they must resign. Their wasted time and resources on this lawsuit, along with the stinging rebuke from the court, leave no other alternative.

    Go. Now.
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    Re: Auerbach wins!
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Monday July 29 2002, @02:06PM (#8185)
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    Bret Fausett has updated and moved most of his blog coverage of the case to this link. It includes a link to ICANN's press release on the ruling. Typical ICANN newspeak. Transparency is opaque. Bottom up is top down. A thorough spanking is a victory. And here is coverage from philly.com, who don't buy it. No doubt there will be more.

    With the UK Register picking up on another story that has been bubbling under the surface here (see also here), this can't be Veri$ign's best press day either. -g

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    Re: Auerbach wins!
    by alan on Monday July 29 2002, @03:01PM (#8187)
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    In their official statement ICANN says:
    The ultimate effect of the Court order is essentially the same as the ICANN procedure that Mr. Auerbach refused to follow.
    From which it seems reasonable to conclude that they don't see any need to appeal. Assuming they really mean it, of course...
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    some press coverage
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Monday July 29 2002, @04:33PM (#8193)
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    Brock Meeks of MSNBC has coverage here. Wired covers it here. Karl is so right, when will other BoD members get off their duffs? And when will those who (s)elect those other Directors demand that their representatives comply with their fiduciary duties? Oh, I guess it won't be anytime soon as the new selection committee brought in by ICANN reform will be stocked with cronies and stooges. Declan McCullagh, now at CNET, has coverage here.
    Cindy Cohn, an attorney for the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), said in a statement. "Today's headlines exposing rampant corporate fraud demonstrate the need for careful oversight by directors."
    Exactly. -g
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    Re: Auerbach wins!
    by Consumernet on Monday July 29 2002, @05:55PM (#8197)
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    I had to call Louie and congratulate him myself. I am sure thet on a day like this he is very happy to hear from Russ Smith. Much to my surprise Louie was answering his phone at 11:30 PM (8:30 west coast time). I suspect he fielding all kinds of responses to the decision.

    I explained that a court case like that was not good enogh and I look forward to the day he goes to Pelican Bay. He then went into a very naive-sounding voice ... "What is Pelican Bay, I never heard of that." HEHEHEHE.

    Pelican Bay Maybe the next (last?) ICANN meeting can be held there.

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    Re: Auerbach wins!
    by Anonymous on Tuesday July 30 2002, @05:24PM (#8235)
    Hearty congratulations to Karl. The court blasted ICANN and deservedly so. However, if you read the ICANN Advisory, the misguided souls at ICANN seem to believe that they won. They seemed to miss the central point of the rule, which is that Karl, as a director, had a right of access to corporate documents without conditions, which they illegally denied.

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    Support EFF, make a donation
    by Anonymous on Tuesday July 30 2002, @09:53PM (#8239)
    People who support this decision may wish to consider making a donation to EFF to support their efforts - http://www.eff.org
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