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    Re: Why Did ICANN Do It?
    by Anonymous on Monday July 29 2002, @04:33PM (#8195)
    """ The funny thing is, if there is a skeleton in the closet, we may never know, since the same California law that requires Auerbach see the documents may impose an ethical obligation on him to keep his lips lips sealed if disclosure would harm the corporation. """


    But how does that work in matters of impropriety and illegality? If ICANN cooked the books, or was engaged in illicit collusion, is not Karl obligated to take these issues to the public arena? What precisely indemnifies, shields or otherwise protects ICANN if they did something horrific?


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    Re: icann is one of the worst organizations in the
    by Anonymous on Monday July 29 2002, @05:13PM (#8199)
    Seeing is believing so Icann won;t want Karl to see it.
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    Re: Why Did ICANN Do It?
    by Consumernet on Monday July 29 2002, @05:16PM (#8200)
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    ICANN posted their new realease and then quick posted their "reform update" above it.

    The "reform" project is being run by the person who set up ICANN to begin with as a government employee. Now she has left the governement and is being paid to "reform" the same system she set up. Nice job Becky Burr! You DC lawyers are so resourceful. So how much are they paying you (back) for this?

    Maybe Nancy Victory can run the next "reform" system in a couple of years?

    Hey Jeff Neumann ... are you still promoting illegal crimnal lotteries or are you too busy reforming ICANN?
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    Re: Why Did ICANN Do It?
    by Anonymous on Monday July 29 2002, @06:11PM (#8202)
    Micheal Micheal,
    its really quite simple. The majority of ICANN's six million dollar budget finds its way into Louis Tutton's and Joe Sims' law firms. ICANN must have also spent embarrasing sums on accomodations, meals and travel expenses for its board members journey to ICANN meetings in exotic and remote places.

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    It gave them time to order shredders on ebay
    by Anonymous on Monday July 29 2002, @07:11PM (#8205)
    Now that 1/2 the confidential documents are already gone they are working on stamping the rest of them as "CONFIDENTIAL". This was just another time wasting ploy to scam the public. All of the non-elected Board Members of ICANN (and the "staff" members) should be facing the same criminal charges as Kenneth Lay and the the guys at WorldCom. It is a clear-cut case of corporate fraud all the way!
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    Re: So The Documents ...
    by Anonymous on Tuesday July 30 2002, @03:33AM (#8213)
    So the documents Karl examines will date from the beginning of Esther Dyson's stint as chairbitch?
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    Re: Why Did ICANN Do It?
    by Anonymous on Tuesday July 30 2002, @04:28AM (#8214)
    If Karl discovers something illegal, and determines that it is ongoing, can he not say that disclosing it, and preventing further harm to ICANN overrides the immediate harm of disclosure?

    Better to fess up now and take the licks than continue the fraud and make it much worse when it's discovered later?
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    Re: More Questions Than Answers
    by Anonymous on Tuesday July 30 2002, @05:09AM (#8215)
    I'm confused. Wouldn't it seem logical that the documents in question (the ones Karl sued to see) have since been reviewed by all of the other Directors? I mean, by now, considering the lawsuit, one might think they are all at least a tad curious to examine those closely guarded documents. If anything was truly amiss as far as accounting goes (i.e. stealing, payoffs, NSI limos), wouldn't at least one other Director give a sign that Karl wasn't barking up the wrong tree?
    I mean, would they all put their behinds on the line to protect nefarious activities? I don't think so.

    We all know it takes a lot of money generating the Touton - Sims engine. So if we find 40% or more of all money goes to attorneys's fees, we won't be surprised. After all, ICANN generates documents and contracts, nothing more.

    One thing is for sure: The Directors never seem accountable for their derelictions of duties. Why would anyone think it will be different now?

    Yes, it's likely Karl would find that ICANN "wasted" money. Perhaps he'll find that money earmarked for At Large elections instead was used to rent the hall for some registry's board member's kid's bar mitzvah. Or perhaps Kendall Dawson's ICANN The Movie will prove prophetic, especially the scene where the characters are stuffing their pockets with {what appears to be} bundles of cash.


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    Re: Why Did ICANN Do It?
    by Hendrik on Tuesday July 30 2002, @06:37AM (#8218)
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    This smells as a Pyrrhus victory to me.
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