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Username: pilot
Date/Time: Sat, October 14, 2000 at 11:31 AM GMT
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Subject: READ KEN STUBBS' SWORN TESTIMONY AGAINST NSI.  WHAT, ME WORRY?

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TESTIMONY OF KEN STUBBS, U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY, SUBCOMMITTE ON COURTS AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, INTERNET DOMAIN NAMES AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS, JULY 28, 1999:

  " The Internet community has come together through ICANN to adopt consensus-based procedures that will minimize conflicts between intellectual property interests and the domain-name system. ICANN's DNSO and the ICANN-accredited registrars are working on a dispute resolution policy that will serve the legitimate needs of intellectual property owners, the public, and business alike. These efforts, however, have been effectively thwarted by NSI's refusal to participate constructively in the ICANN process and to become accredited so that it operates under the same rules as its competitors. Instead, NSI has sought to stall the introduction of effective competition by making spurious claims of ownership in publicly owned intellectual property and by adhering to its own policies that provide it unfair competitive advantages, while wrecking significant harm on the intellectual property of others."

BUT NOW MR. STUBBS SITS ON THE BOARD OF AFILIAS, A CONGLOMERATE WHICH INCLUDES NETWORK SOLUTIONS, VYING FOR CONTROL OF HIGHLY-PRIZED NEW TLD'S.  THANKS FOR SELLING US OUT, MR. STUBBS.

  

 


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