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IP Lobbyists Want To Require Domain Censorship Capabilities Included In .net

from the but-of-course dept

Via Boing Boing comes the news that the Intellectual Property Constituency has added a clause to the proposal to renew VeriSign's management of the .net TLD that would require VeriSign to censor domains using a totally untested "rapid suspension" system. As Domainwire notes, this puts in place a controversial and untested policy for effectively seizing domain names. No wonder the "Intellectual Property" folks want it. ICANN is still seeking comments on this proposal, but needs to hear them today, sent to net-agreement-renewal@icann.org. Update: To clarify, the Boing Boing post incorrectly suggested this was about domain seizures. We were careful to make it clear that this wasn't about seizures, but some have been confused. To clarify even further, this is about suspending domain names on accusations of trademark infringement, rather than going through a standard, more detailed, process to protest the use of certain domain names...
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Filed Under: .net, censorship, domain names
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    sumquy (profile), 10 May 2011 @ 3:41pm

    this may have been a misunderstanding.

    http://domainnamewire.com/2011/05/10/confusion-about-domain-seizures-spreads-af ter-ip-constituency-comments/

    i never heard of the web site before, so take anything they say with a grain of salt.

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    shirley, 10 May 2011 @ 3:43pm

    i say give the entertainment industries and the copyright industries the whole internet. they wont be happy, even content, until they get it. once they have it, they wont have a clue what to do with it (nor will any government for that matter) because no one else will bother to use it. as for buying stuff that i cant try first, or return because it is crap or is damaged, forget it! you can kiss my ample sized ass but i wont go back to buying the disks they want me to buy anymore, simply because you refuse to offer me digital downloads. i, like 100,000's, if not millions of others, will just go without!

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    Anonymous Coward, 10 May 2011 @ 4:58pm

    People want to share. People don't need a .net or .com to do so.

    This is an amusing but futile effort.

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    Andrew @ Domain Name Wire, 10 May 2011 @ 6:11pm

    sumquy is correct. boingboing misunderstood what this is about. it appears the article here on techdirt goes a step further by suggesting that a 'clause was added' to the proposal. it was actually just a comment form the IP constituency...it's not a clause by any means.

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      Anonymous Coward, 10 May 2011 @ 7:05pm

      Re:

      "has added a clause to the proposal to renew VeriSign's management of the .net TLD"

      It's a proposal for a clause, ie: a clause was added to what was proposed.

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  • identicon
    Mick Biddulph, 10 May 2011 @ 7:23pm

    Guilty

    Guilty until proven... no wait...no proof required.
    GUILTY! - Bailiff , take him down.

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  • identicon
    Bengie, 10 May 2011 @ 7:37pm

    P2P

    I can't wait for P2P certs and Open DNS

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    Josh Taylor, 12 May 2011 @ 6:15am

    Next on the Agenda: The Government makes it mandatory to have DRM Thought Police Chips implanted in your brain to make sure you obey copyright. The RIAA owns your brain and they will tell you where, when, and when you can use it, if they feel like it.

    Using your brain to remember copyrighted songs is now illegal

    Prepare for a Total Full-Frontal Lobotomy.

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