Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 27th Nov 2010 10:46 UTC
Legal The US is really ramping up its war on intellectual property infringement, a war which I'm sure will be just as successful, cheap and supported by the people as the wars on drugs and terrorism. The US has started seizing the domain names of various websites through ICANN - not because owners of these sites were convicted of anything, but merely because complaints have been filed against them. Anyone want to take a guess how long it will be before the US government blocks WikiLeaks? Update: The blocks function outside of the US too. In other words, the US is forcing its views upon the rest of the world once again.
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by Kroc on Sat 27th Nov 2010 10:59 UTC
Kroc
Member since:
2005-11-10

ICANN’s just fine, it’s doing a good job. There’s no need to divide up ownership of ICANN for international representation since ICANN is trustworthy already. The American government wouldn’t abuse their position over ICANN. …

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orestes Member since:
2005-07-06

ICANN maintaining control was and still is the lesser of multiple evils. Adding input from more governments would just lead to greater abuses via committee.

Ideal world we remove the politicians from the process entirely and create a nationally agnostic system, but that'll never be allowed to happen.

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reduz Member since:
2006-02-25

Dictatorships maintaining control was and still is the lesser of multiple evils. Adding input from more people would just lead to greater abuses via democracy.

Ideal world we remove the politicians from the process entirely and create anarchy, but that'll never be allowed to happen.

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Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

ICANN maintaining control was and still is the lesser of multiple evils. Adding input from more governments would just lead to greater abuses via committee.

Ideal world we remove the politicians from the process entirely and create a nationally agnostic system, but that'll never be allowed to happen.

Nationally agnostic you say ? You mean funded by big private interests like the RIAA and the MPAA, right ?

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dc396 Member since:
2008-02-05

ICANN almost certainly had nothing to do with this. ICANN creates/modifies top-level domains. It does not remove second-level domains.

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