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FW: WIPO open process?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ben Edelman [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Thursday, May 27, 1999 1:14 PM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Cc: email@example.com
> Subject: RE: WIPO open process?
> You should know that the real-time comment system is not
> intended to be used
> after the meeting concludes! I suggest your comments would get more
> consideration if forwarded to one of ICANN's standard
> addresses. (More info available at their web site.)
> Ben Edelman
> Berkman Center for Internet and Society
> Harvard Law School
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]
> > Sent: Thursday, May 27, 1999 12:00 PM
> > To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > Cc: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
> > Subject: WIPO open process?
> > FirstName: Roeland
> > LastName: Meyer
> > Company: Morgan Hill Software Company, Inc.
> > boolRemote: 1
> > The "comments" process, wrt the WIPO report, was as open as the IANA
> > process for creating ICANN bylaws. Yes, a comments/suggestion box
> > was available.
> > Yes, all comments were dutifully filed. However, there was
> > absolutely no indication
> > that most of them were read. What is more, there is clear
> > indication the none of them
> > were acted upon. This is an indication of an obstinate process,
> > not a failure of the
> > community to "get it right". It means that ICANN and WIPO have no
> > interest in paying any
> > attention to the *real* community, those of us actually
> > developing, running, and using the
> > Internet, on a day-to-day basis.
> > The WIPO understanding of DNS is strictly from luser perspective
> > and an ignorant luser at
> > that. As Karl has already stated, this eliminates/hampers many
> > current and new features. I
> > acknowledge the effect that law should have on the internet. In
> > fact, I have recently
> > argued that very point, on the ISOC lists, and have stated that
> > the technical community is guilty
> > of a certain type of arrogance in this regard. However, this does
> > not excuse an equal
> > arrogance on the part of the trademark community (WIPO),
> > exhibited by the WIPO report
> > process.
> > Unlike our bretheren in the academic community, Those of us in
> > the commercial software
> > development community are very well versed in IP and Business
> > law, as it effects our daily
> > revenue stream. Albeit, most of us are not lawyers. We learn such
> > law as a practical daily
> > business requirement (cheaper than calling a $250/hr IP lawyer
> > every five minutes). My point is
> > that some of us are certainly not completely ignorant of
> existing law.
> > I simply can not accept that 100% of the comments/suggestions, in
> > either case (ICANN or WIPO),
> > were invalid, or that they could be ignored and trivialized. To
> > me this indicates a broken
> > process which may, in the final analysis, be irrepairable and
> > should be ignored in its own
> > right.