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Re: UDRP and ICANN / Input Requested
Martin's suggestions (go rummage around the Berkman dump) is a good one. Not too far from you is someone who actually is a leading figure in this somewhat arcane field, Prof. Froomkin at Miami Law. There've been a couple of papers over the years that are good sources too. Drop a note to the IPC people (you can find them from the GNSO page off the ICANN page) for pointers.
NANOG, as you probably know, is an operators list, somewhat North American centric. Operators aren't usually caught up in DRPs, and everyone has an opinion on ICANN.
I wrote some bumpf for our brouchure (which mercifully was cut when the copy went to the graphic designer) which we'll be touching on in the workshop we're doing on the 5th in Cairo: http://cai.icann.org/en/node/1867.
"Linguistic and cultural applications need to address the intellectual property issues of patrimony and tradition and prioritize those rights, both during the "Sunrise" period, and as an ongoing conflicts resolution process."
"Applications for cities also need to address intellectual property issues of space, place and name, and prioritize those rights, both during the "Sunrise" period, and as an ongoing conflicts resolution process."
I've lost the para for regional apps, but Governments have the odd idea that they own things, so we'll have to keep governments, as well as the usual bandits, from claiming they own "nile" or "sahara" in a .africa.
All this is just to say that the original, marks-focused DRP trajectory may be altered by more registries like .cat (Catalan language and culture) and what I think of as "senior rights" (I'm from the water-poor west, so water rights sort of colors my thinking), that is, rights that pre-exist marks.
Oblig WIPO-2 bash: Free Pokey!!!
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