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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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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Thom_Holwerda Member since:

Why not let, I don't know, Andorra or Monaco handle it? They barely have any interests that I know of.

Or Switzerland?

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Neolander Member since:

Why not the European Commission or Parliament why you're at it ? ;) They do have some interests, but they've proven to be on the right side many times in the past.

Plus, they're much bigger and less corrupt than Monaco or Switzerland alone, and therefore can withstand attacks from corporate interests more easily.

Edited 2010-11-27 21:24 UTC

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