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  • To: <cyber-safety-petition@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: Opposed
  • From: "Clark Dorman" <clark.dorman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 19 Mar 2009 09:48:20 -0400

The policies promoted by the petitioners will result in a splintering of
the internet as an open platform.  The creation of this constituency
under the guise of 'safety' is intended to determine what is offensive
and block its availability on the internet as a whole.  Unfortunately,
there is no generally accepted definition of offensive, and many
(perhaps most) would disagree with the definition proposed by the
petitions.  The petitioners represent a small portion of a US only
population.  It is a red herring to declare 'think of the children'
while promoting a specific morality. 


Further, it is not ICANN's task to separate out content based on the
offensiveness of content.  There are more appropriate mechanisms for
doing so that do not involve ICANN, starting with the parents.  To
support this petition would result in a flood of different
constituencies in ICANN each trying to prevent content they find
offensive from being on the internet, thus promoting the splintering.



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