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Re: [Membership] Re: : [IFWP] COMMENTS ON M.A.C.RECOMMENDATIONS of MARCH 18
On Mon, 12 Apr 1999, Michael Sondow wrote:
> I'm sorry, Aizu, but paying dues is part of the legal relationship
> between a member and an organization in California, the state where
> ICANN is incorporated. Without it, a "member" has no power under
> law. This alone is enough argument to close the discussion, I think.
> Do you want the membership to be powerless? I don't think so.
This assertion is completely mystifying. Can you cite any legal
basis for it? The California Nonprofit Corporation Law appears to be to
the contrary. See sec. 5056 (defining "member," and making no reference
to dues); see also secs. 5311 ("memberships may be issued by a corporation
for no consideration or for such consideration as is determined by the
board"), 5351 (a "corporation *may* levy dues . . . upon its members").
Associate Professor of Law
Wayne State University