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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RE: WTF?
by dc396 on Sat 27th Nov 2010 21:03 UTC in reply to "WTF?"
dc396
Member since:
2008-02-05

We need an alternative to ICANN, preferably done in true F/LOSS spirit.

EDIT: Alternative DNS root servers would be nice now.


The names removed were second-level domains. Neither ICANN nor the root servers have any role in second-level domains in the TLDs involved.

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RE[2]: WTF?
by dylansmrjones on Sun 28th Nov 2010 05:23 in reply to "RE: WTF?"
dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

Irrelevant.

Point is that U.S.A. has betrayed whatever trust we had left, so it's time to break free.

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RE[3]: WTF?
by dc396 on Mon 29th Nov 2010 19:32 in reply to "RE[2]: WTF?"
dc396 Member since:
2008-02-05

Irrelevant.


It is relevant if you care about accuracy in who you are blaming for the actions or finding remedies for those actions.

Point is that U.S.A. has betrayed whatever trust we had left, so it's time to break free.


There are 295 top-level domains, of which a couple dozen are managed by entities that are subject to US law. If you want to break free, get a name in one (or more) of the 200+ other top-level domains. Oh, and use a registrar that isn't subject to US law. Of course, you'll be subject to other countries laws (e.g., .LY's recent actions)...

This isn't rocket science.

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