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Support for report's statement on individual input into GNSO

  • To: transparency-2007@xxxxxxxxx
  • Subject: Support for report's statement on individual input into GNSO
  • From: Wendy Seltzer <wendy@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2007 11:56:58 -0400

The report describes the insufficiency of individual Internet users'
opportunity for meaningful participation in GNSO policy development.  I
support its statements and recommend further that since individual
Internet users are channeled through ALAC, ALAC's individuals must be
given more opportunity to make those views mean something within ICANN
-- at the GNSO policy development level and through voting
representation on the Board.

 From the report:
"GNSO needs to engage more with individual Internet users
in public consultations. A non-voting liaison from ALAC that
currently sits on the GNSO Council does provide a
communication link between the two bodies, but this does
not enable sufficient participation of individual users. To
facilitate this process, more effective channels of
communication need to be opened between the GNSO and
ALAC. A more meaningful channel for ALAC to input into
the policy process of the GNSO needs to be developed.

The GNSO should consider ways of better integrating the views
and perspectives of individual Internet users, through ALAC, into its
policy activities."

Thank you,
interim ALAC

Wendy Seltzer -- wendy@xxxxxxxxxxx
Visiting Assistant Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School
Fellow, Berkman Center for Internet & Society

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