RE: [soac-mapo] Cartagena session on Rec 6
Mary As the third GAC participant, I agree with Bertrand's and Frank's statements: I regard it as a focus group with a clearly defined set of objectives: so a very valuable cooperative-based initiative designed to move things forward. I had expected the outcome - the CWG recommendations - to be considered by the GAC in tandem with the proposal tabled by Greece in Brussels. The work of the group and the recommendations were referred to in the GAC's letter of 22 November to the Board (attached). Best regards Mark Mark Carvell United Kingdom Representative on the Governmental Advisory Committee ________________________________ From: owner-soac-mapo@xxxxxxxxx [mailto:owner-soac-mapo@xxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Mary Wong Sent: 30 November 2010 15:21 To: soac-mapo@xxxxxxxxx Subject: [soac-mapo] Cartagena session on Rec 6 Has there been any further information on the above session, scheduled for Wednesday 8 December at 11 a.m. (e.g. panelists, moderator, scope etc.)? Unfortunately - particularly in the context of our recent discussion over the likelihood of any GAC comment on this group's recommendations - it's being held at exactly the same time as the GAC discussion of new gTLDs and the AGB :( BTW, my thanks to Frank and Bertrand for their thoughts on the GAC issue. Like I said, I understood that the CWG Rec 6 proposals were not ones endorsed by the GAC and that they were not participating in the group either as GAC delegates or officially of their respective governments. Nonetheless, since the GAC had expressed support for the CWG concept and mandate, it is unfortunate that GAC communications on the issue since then have not acknowledged or referred to the existence of the CWG recommendations. Since the AGB, including, specifically, Rec 6, is on the GAC agenda for Cartagena, I hope that some consideration will be given to the CWG recommendations during the discussions. Cheers, and safe travels to those heading out to Cartagena, Mary Mary W S Wong Professor of Law Chair, Graduate IP Programs UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE SCHOOL OF LAW Two White Street Concord, NH 03301 USA Email: mary.wong@xxxxxxxxxxx Phone: 1-603-513-5143 Webpage: http://www.law.unh.edu/marywong/index.php Selected writings available on the Social Science Research Network (SSRN) at: http://ssrn.com/author=437584 As of August 30, 2010, Franklin Pierce Law Center has affiliated with the University of New Hampshire and is now known as the University of New Hampshire School of Law. Please note that all email addresses have changed and now follow the convention: firstname.lastname@xxxxxxxxxxx. For more information on the University of New Hampshire School of Law, please visit law.unh.edu <http://law.unh.edu> This email was received from the INTERNET and scanned by the Government Secure Intranet anti-virus service supplied by Cable&Wireless Worldwide in partnership with MessageLabs. (CCTM Certificate Number 2009/09/0052.) In case of problems, please call your organisation's IT Helpdesk. Communications via the GSi may be automatically logged, monitored and/or recorded for legal purposes. The original of this email was scanned for viruses by the Government Secure Intranet virus scanning service supplied by Cable&Wireless Worldwide in partnership with MessageLabs. (CCTM Certificate Number 2009/09/0052.) On leaving the GSi this email was certified virus free. Communications via the GSi may be automatically logged, monitored and/or recorded for legal purposes.
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