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Re: [alac] ICANNtriva on pre-registration

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  • Subject: Re: [alac] ICANNtriva on pre-registration
  • From: Wendy Seltzer <wendy@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 19 Jun 2006 10:07:00 -0400

The meeting hosts wouldn't let anyone in without a badge, and wouldn't let anyone get a badge without providing a name. The person I was talking to didn't try to claim someone else's name, he just didn't think he should be compelled to provide his own either.

A person might have a legitimate reason for not wanting his/her name recorded in the list of ICANN meeting attendees, even without minding that those who saw the person at the meeting might recognize and even photograph him/her. I found it obnoxious that the hosts wouldn't let me obtain a badge without a photograph.

I don't have any objection if those listening to a person's arguments give them less weight if the person does not identify him/herself, but I don't think they should block out anonymous speakers entirely.

--Wendy



At 09:53 AM 6/19/2006, Jacqueline Morris wrote:
Quick question - how can one register without providing a name? I may
be ignorant here, but isn't the point of registration to say - I am so
and so, and I am representing (myself, my company, my organisation)?
So how can I register without providing a name of some sort? And if
I'm pre-registered, how can they know that I am who I say I am without
some sort of ID? I can walk in and say I'm Jacqueline Morris and get
that pass, and when the real Jacqueline Morris comes, what happens
then?
And in a face to face meeting, how can one remain anonymous, unless
wearing a mask at all times?
Jacqueline

On 6/19/06, Wendy Seltzer <wendy@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
At 08:55 AM 6/19/2006, Vittorio Bertola wrote:
>Wendy Seltzer ha scritto:
>>We'll see if Ann Onymous is permitted to enter, now that she's
>>pre-registered.  I do plan on pushing the issue this time, since
>>I've never heard articulated a reason why anonymous participants
>>should be denied entry.
>
>Was there ever a case of someone refusing to self-identify at an
>ICANN meeting and being denied access?
>(Not a rhetorical question, just asking.)

Yes, at the Wellington meeting, the engineer who was later handing
out "Bert" badges was denied entry when he asked to register without
providing a name.  I don't think that should be ICANN policy.

--Wendy

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Wendy Seltzer -- wendy@xxxxxxxxxxx
Visiting Assistant Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School
Fellow, Berkman Center for Internet & Society
http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/seltzer.html
http://www.chillingeffects.org/



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Jacqueline Morris
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Wendy Seltzer -- wendy@xxxxxxxxxxx
Visiting Assistant Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School
Fellow, Berkman Center for Internet & Society
http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/seltzer.html
http://www.chillingeffects.org/





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