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  • To: "net-agreement-renewal@xxxxxxxxx" <net-agreement-renewal@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: ICANN rulings
  • From: "Patrick, Jeremiah D." <patrickj@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 11 May 2011 12:57:01 +0000

Hello, I am writing regarding the proposed rules for applying the uniform rapid 
suspension system to .net domains as part of the upcoming renewal of the .net 
agreement. It is my opinion that organizations like the IPC would abuse any 
power given to them in this fashion. Tools such as the DMCA have been overused 
and abused to enforce draconian copyright rules when it is arguable that no 
copyright was infringed, such as the case with fair use and other legitimate 
exemptions. I am afraid that if the IPC were given the power to suspend domains 
at will, they would do so without any due process, which is not fair to 
legitimate domains that could be negatively affected by such an act. 
Illegitimate sites that participate in copyright infringement can simply switch 
to a new domain quickly as well, which would not significantly hinder their 

Please leave copyright enforcement to the proper agencies that are responsible 
for enforcing such laws, so that everyone involved is given proper due process 
that is afforded to them.

Thank you for your time.

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