- To: "comments-closed-generic-05feb13@xxxxxxxxx" <comments-closed-generic-05feb13@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Closed Generic
- From: John G Cassells <jgc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2013 13:15:21 +0000
I wish to register the strongest objection to the proposed use of closed gLTDs
not for the protection of brand names but to appropriate and colonise generic
words in common usage.
Such a step would be strongly anti competitive and contrary to principles of
It would allow existing dominant market players to reinforce that market
position to the detriment of competition, development and the ability of new
entrants to establish the businesses of tomorrow.
Language as a shared access resource has been fundamental to the evolution of
mankind and of civilised society.
Generic language words used in a generic way belong to all people and any
attempt to interfere with that principle restricts freedom, is inimical to
free expression and should be opposed vigorously by all individuals who value
those freedoms which are so fundamental to the development not just of the
world wide web but of human civilisations.