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Username: Garry Anderson
Date/Time: Mon, August 13, 2001 at 4:39 PM GMT
Browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer V5.5 using Windows 98
Subject: WIPO challenge - deny they have bastardized our language


From email sent to United States Patent and Trademark Office and the Department of Commerce on October 9, 2000:

"Here is an analogy, just for a moment imagine, if you will:

You go to your dictionary and look up definition for the word 'apple'. It says the following:

Apple - a maker of computers. This is the sole meaning; any other use will be a criminal offence.

Nothing at all about them being a fruit used in the world famous 'American Apple Pie'. All words have had their description changed."

"... you have made words fit for only one use. You have stolen words that belong to everybody and gave them to big business - I cannot make it plainer to you."

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Fact: domain names were not designed to be trademarks - ask Paul Mockapetris, creator of Domain Name System. He was asked, what do you wish you had invented? His reply, "A directory system for the Internet that wouldn’t be controlled by the politicians, lawyers and bureaucrats."

By using DNS as a FATALLY FLAWED trademark system, the U.S. authorities abridge free speech.

The United States of America have ditched the First Amendment.

WIPO challenges anyone, especially attorney or official (inc. ICANN or U.N. WIPO), to deny it - or state the case for doing so.

Watch the pathetic cowards ignore challenge.


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