Re: [alac] ICANNtriva on pre-registration
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.
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
Wendy Seltzer -- wendy@xxxxxxxxxxx
Visiting Assistant Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School
Fellow, Berkman Center for Internet & Society