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Re: [soac-mapo] when is a domain name "incitement" that can be prohibited?

  • To: Stéphane Van Gelder <stephane.vangelder@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: Re: [soac-mapo] when is a domain name "incitement" that can be prohibited?
  • From: Evan Leibovitch <evan@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2011 08:59:00 -0500

2011/1/18 Stéphane Van Gelder <stephane.vangelder@xxxxxxxxx>

> Evan,
> As you rightly say, this is my POV. I understand the group has already
> submitted its recommendations and my line of discussion was just that, open
> discussion. It was not a call to reopen issues that have already been delt
> with by this group.
> To continue the discussion however, and this can be done outside this list
> if that is more appropriate, I do find your statement, that what I find
> offensive should not be cause to ban something worldwide, interesting. You
> are, of course, absolutely right. My own standards should not have to apply
> worldwide. But your view of total freedom of expression is also unrealistic
> in my view. There are some standards which . Public calls to kill someone
> probably fall within that. Although some may not be offended by that, most
> would find such calls abhorrent.

I would simply refer you to the message that started this thread:

*"The words "kill x" alone is not incitement under US law that can be
prohibited (unless x is Obama)."*

If there are standards which "might be considered almost global", this isn't
one of them.

That's the whole problem of Rec6. "Total freedom of expression", unrealistic
as it seems, is preferable to getting ICANN into the business of judging --
directly or by proxy -- what is universally repugnant.

- Evan

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