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  • To: cyber-safety-petition@xxxxxxxxx
  • Subject: SUPPORT THIS!
  • From: Ralph Yarro <ralph@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 3 Apr 2009 15:17:26 -0600

Michael J. Bauer


complains that the issues cited in the CyberSafety Constituency NOIF are

social problems, not technical ones.  In the next paragraph he says that

anonymity and unfettered free speech (which are social issues) are the

two most valuable points of the Internet. Apparently ICANN should be

involved in social issues, but only those that Mr. Bauer deems


Also, towards the end of the comment, Mr. Bauer suggests that

prevention and prosecution of criminal activity is better addressed by

law enforcement around the globe. Yet, decisions made at ICANN (such as

those relating to the WHOIS database and fast flux hosting) are highly

relevant to the existence of cybercrime and the ability of law

enforcement to respond.

Finally, is there something wrong with trying to solve social problems

with technical solutions? Let’s not limit ourselves in how we go about

solving the world’s problems.

Ralph Yarro

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