[npoc] Re: [gnso-igo-ingo] International Legal Personality as a Qualification Criterion
Hi Evan, Yes I understand. Great paper and I found myself in much agreement with Alan Greenberg and the ALAC paper. The ILP test is not a panacea but it would help a lot as part of ICANN's qualifications set to establish the validity of requests, specially if the onus to justify the special protection request is totally placed on the applicant. Cheers, Alain On Wed, Jan 16, 2013 at 5:29 PM, Evan Leibovitch <evan@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: > Hi Alain, > > The At-Large approach has been to look at name-protection from the PoV of > actual abuse prevention rather than vanity and perceived harm claims. > > For instance, we note that no harm has come to the IOC, nor confusion > experienced by end-users, as a result of the name "olympic.com" being > used for 14 years by a paint company. As a result, the IOC claims have > significantly diminished merit. If there is explicit law and treaty behind > protection of its names, then the IOC and IGOs should rely on those > existing protections rather than to demand ICANN to add unnecessary > protections. > > OTOH, we also note the real abuse suffered by the RCRC in the form of > bad-faith attempts to divert attention and resources from, amongst other > things, ad-hoc disaster relief efforts. ALAC is of the opinion that > non-treaty global humanitarian organizations such as Medecins Sans > Frontieres and Oxfam have far greater need of protection -- based on actual > rather than imagined harm -- than the IOC and most IGOs. > > Further analysis, rationale and proposed criteria can be found in the > recently-submitted ALAC reply to the eight questions. > > - Evan > > -- Alain Berranger, B.Eng, MBA Member, Board of Directors, CECI, http://www.ceci.ca<http://www.ceci.ca/en/about-ceci/team/board-of-directors/> Executive-in-residence, Schulich School of Business, www.schulich.yorku.ca Treasurer, Global Knowledge Partnership Foundation, www.gkpfoundation.org NA representative, Chasquinet Foundation, www.chasquinet.org Chair, NPOC, NCSG, ICANN, http://npoc.org/ O:+1 514 484 7824; M:+1 514 704 7824 Skype: alain.berranger AVIS DE CONFIDENTIALITÉ Ce courriel est confidentiel et est à l’usage exclusif du destinataire ci-dessus. Toute personne qui lit le présent message sans en être le destinataire, ou l’employé(e) ou la personne responsable de le remettre au destinataire, est par les présentes avisée qu’il lui est strictement interdit de le diffuser, de le distribuer, de le modifier ou de le reproduire, en tout ou en partie . Si le destinataire ne peut être joint ou si ce document vous a été communiqué par erreur, veuillez nous en informer sur le champ et détruire ce courriel et toute copie de celui-ci. Merci de votre coopération. CONFIDENTIALITY MESSAGE This e-mail message is confidential and is intended for the exclusive use of the addressee. Please note that, should this message be read by anyone other than the addressee, his or her employee or the person responsible for forwarding it to the addressee, it is strictly prohibited to disclose, distribute, modify or reproduce the contents of this message, in whole or in part. If the addressee cannot be reached or if you have received this e-mail in error, please notify us immediately and delete this e-mail and destroy all copies. Thank you for your cooperation.