[ALAC] Draft letter to House Energy & CommerceCommittee

JJS jjs.global at gmail.com
Wed Dec 14 20:42:56 UTC 2011


*Thank you Beau for the kind remark.*
*Regards,*
*Jean-Jacques.
*
2011/12/15 Beau Brendler <beaubrendler at earthlink.net>

> JJS' wording is particularly elegant and appropriate, I agree. As noted
> before, Olivier, Evan and Heidi have really done the work on this, if there
> is time to get it in, I'm sure they will give it a shot
>
> BB
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: "Salanieta T. Tamanikaiwaimaro" **
> Sent: Dec 14, 2011 3:01 PM
> To: JJS **
> Cc: Beau Brendler **, "Garth Bruen at Knujon.com" **, ALAC Working List **,
> ICANN AtLarge Staff **, na-discuss at atlarge-lists.icann.org
> Subject: Re: [ALAC] [NA-Discuss] Fwd: Re: Draft letter to House Energy &
> CommerceCommittee
>
> I absolutely agree with Jean Jacques.
>
> On Thu, Dec 15, 2011 at 8:42 AM, JJS <jjs.global at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> *Congratulations, Olivier & Beau, on a timely initiative. The remark on
>> Esther's presentation set things straight.*
>> *
>> *
>> *I would like to offer a general remark, which may be worth adapting for
>> future public messages (never mind the wording, I'm suggesting a notion,
>> not a draft): *
>> *
>> *
>> *While recognizing the historic role played by the United States of
>> America
>> in the construction of the Internet, we note that its pertinence in the
>> future depends on its ability to serve and protect the general user
>> anywhere in the world. So, whereas we follow with great attention hearings
>> in the two legislative houses in Washington, it is the duty of the ICANN,
>> and of the ALAC, to impress upon legislators and the executive branch in
>> all countries that the touchstone of future Internet development is and
>> should remain the public interest. In parallel, we wish to draw the
>> attention of legislators in the USA to the fact that, because their
>> conclusions and choices regarding the Internet have the potential to
>> affect
>> users elsewhere, US initiatives and laws should seek to be compatible with
>> the public interest internationally.*
>> *
>> *
>> *Regards,*
>> *Jean-Jacques.
>> *
>> 2011/12/15 Beau Brendler <beaubrendler at earthlink.net>
>>
>> > That's the Mexico City statement? Might not be a bad idea. Oliver and
>> > Heidi are really the ones who have done the heavy lifting here, and I
>> know
>> > time is of the essence, so I leave it to them as to whether a reference
>> of
>> > this sort can be included
>> >
>> >
>> > -----Original Message-----
>> > >From: "Garth Bruen at Knujon.com" <gbruen at knujon.com>
>> > >Sent: Dec 14, 2011 12:20 PM
>> > >To: Olivier MJ Crepin-Leblond <ocl at gih.com>,
>> > na-discuss at atlarge-lists.icann.org, ALAC Working List <
>> > alac at atlarge-lists.icann.org>
>> > >Cc: ICANN AtLarge Staff <staff at atlarge.icann.org>, Beau Brendler <
>> > beaubrendler at earthlink.net>
>> > >Subject: Re: [NA-Discuss] Fwd: Re: Draft letter to House Energy &
>> > CommerceCommittee
>> > >
>> > >Thanks. I'm concerned that this does not specifically reference ALAC's
>> > >statement on the program which is the subject of the hearings.
>> > >
>> > >The letter might lead with "At-Large did not (was not asked/invited?)
>> to
>> > >testify, and was not referenced by Pritz in the list of constituent
>> groups
>> > >who contribute to ICANN consensus. However, our previous current stand
>> on
>> > >the new gTLD program is/can be found..."
>> > >
>> > >Comments about Dyson's statements are important to correct the record,
>> but
>> > >the message should be on point with the subject matter.
>> > >
>> > >--------------------------------------------------
>> > >From: "Olivier MJ Crepin-Leblond" <ocl at gih.com>
>> > >Sent: Wednesday, December 14, 2011 12:00 PM
>> > >To: <na-discuss at atlarge-lists.icann.org>; "ALAC Working List"
>> > ><alac at atlarge-lists.icann.org>
>> > >Cc: "ICANN AtLarge Staff" <staff at atlarge.icann.org>
>> > >Subject: [NA-Discuss] Fwd: Re: Draft letter to House Energy &
>> > >CommerceCommittee
>> > >
>> > >> Dear all,
>> > >>
>> > >> there has recently been discussion on the NARALO list, regarding
>> > >> hearings taking place in the US, including a hearing by the Senate
>> > >> Committee on Science, Energy & Transportation (held Dec 8) and a
>> hearing
>> > >> by the House of Representatives Energy & Commerce Committee (held on
>> Dec
>> > >> 14th -- i.e. today).
>> > >> Evan has kindly explained what these are and how they can accept
>> > >> comments, with clear links to the hearings. His message is included
>> > below.
>> > >>
>> > >> Please find enclosed, a draft of the first letter from Beau Brendler,
>> > >> NARALO Chair and co-signed by me, Chair of the ALAC, to be sent to
>> the
>> > >> Senate Committee by closing of business day today. It will be sent
>> via
>> > >> two paths, to the Chair of the Committee, John D. (Jay) Rockefeller.
>> > >>
>> > >> Since this draft letter is not a policy paper or ALAC Statement but
>> > >> rather a letter to tell the Senate "you wish to see end user input in
>> > >> ICANN, hey look, here we are", it does not require a formal vote,
>> but it
>> > >> will be archived in our ALAC correspondence.
>> > >>
>> > >> We shall also submit a similar letter to Chair of the the House of
>> > >> Representatives Energy & Commerce Committee, Congressman Fred Upton,
>> > >> should this be required. I understand that Kurt Pritz will be one of
>> the
>> > >> witnesses providing testimony in the hearing, so we'll have to see
>> what
>> > >> gets addressed at the hearing and if a completion of information is
>> > >> required, no doubt that Beau and I would be happy to oblige.
>> > >>
>> > >> Kind regards,
>> > >>
>> > >> Olivier
>> > >>
>> > >> On 13/12/2011 06:49, Evan Leibovitch wrote :
>> > >>> An important point of clarification (brought to me by Amber Sterling
>> > >>> of the NPOC earlier today) about the deadlines.
>> > >>>
>> > >>> There are two different hearings
>> > >>>
>> > >>>  1. Senate Committee on Science Energy and Transportation
>> > >>>     <http://1.usa.gov/vzddPH> (held Dec 8)
>> > >>>     After the verbal testimony was given, the public is able to send
>> > >>>     comments to the Committee by EoB Dec 14
>> > >>>
>> > >>>  2. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee
>> > >>>
>> > >>> <
>> > http://energycommerce.house.gov/hearings/hearingdetail.aspx?NewsID=9134
>> >
>> > >>>     (to be held Dec 14)
>> > >>>     After the verbal testimony is given, the public will be able to
>> > >>>     send comments (deadline will be announced at the meeting)
>> > >>>
>> > >>>
>> > >>> So... the letter Olivier has drafted is in response to the Senate
>> > >>> hearing (chair: John Rockefeller) and needs to be sent there before
>> > >>> Wednesday EoB. The letter mentions Esther Dyson, who participated in
>> > >>> the Senate hearing last week but will *not* be at the House hearing
>> > >>> this Wednesday.
>> > >>>
>> > >>> We may choose to send another, similar  letter to the House
>> committee
>> > >>> after its testimony is heard. But the one Olivier drafted (the
>> content
>> > >>> of which I agree with) needs to go to Mr. Rockefeller and the Senate
>> > >>> committee.
>> > >>>
>> > >>>
>> > >>
>> >
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