Can it be that the DoC has already let it be known to ICANN that there will be changes required in the ICANN MoU, changes not to the liking of intellectual property lawyer and ICANN BoD member Jonathan Cohen and ICANN legal counsel Joe Sims? How else to explain their bizarre and glaringly unprofessional behavior during the Strawberry Incident?|
Well, in the alternative, perhaps instead the DoC has let ICANN know that it will be business as usual and these two worthies no longer care how they appear in public, the vast majority of meaningful ICANN business has always occurred in private anyway, and that would only increase under ICANN's self-proposed reforms.
Still, with even the Internet Society (of which I am a member), co-founded by ICANN BoD Chair Vint Cerf recently coming out with such a strong statement regarding the unbalanced position that IP interests now have over technology, one optimistically hopes that even the US DoC can grab a clue. -g