[ALAC] Rights versus benefits

Carlton Samuels carlton.samuels at gmail.com
Wed Aug 14 14:52:02 UTC 2013

....Um, we noticed that and remarked on it.  Recall your mentioning the
introduction of the term 'licensee' in the room and linking it to the piece
of the business to be run by Akram? It wasn't a full discussion but the
matter was framed.

To my mind these ideas/things/instances - change in the language of the
RAA, the talk about 'licensees' and Akram's operations - all converge.
 ICANN has finally fully and publicly embraced the proprietorship model of
character sets, known and unknown,  that it has initiated with
bootstrapping of the DNS.


Carlton A Samuels
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On Tue, Aug 13, 2013 at 2:37 PM, Evan Leibovitch <evan at telly.org> wrote:

> Hello all,
> One of the things that I noticed in the last Registrar Accreditation
> Agreement -- snuck in at the last moment, so I didn't notice it before it
> was presented at Durban -- was the replacement of the term "Registrant
> Rights and Responsibilities" with "Registrant Benefits and
> Responsibilities" in some but not all cases. Indeed, it looked like a very
> sloppy search-and-replace effort because the word "rights" was removed in
> some places but not others in what appears as random fashion.
> Given that the ALAC did not have an opportunity to discuss this during the
> Durban meeting, I raised it in an individual capacity during the Durban
> Public Forum (see page 97 of the Forum
> transcript<
> http://durban47.icann.org/meetings/durban2013/transcript-public-forum-18jul13-en.pdf
> >
> ).
> When asked, Fadi spent what seemed quite a long time (not reflected in the
> transcript) conferring silently with his staff (including legal staff),
> after which he promised to "look into it".
> I would like to ask Olivier and/or At-Large staff to please follow up on
> this. I think that the community is owed an explanation of how the term
> "registrant benefits and responsibilities" ever crept into ICANN lingo; I
> don't ever recall it ever being used in a policy context.
> Thank you,
> --
> Evan Leibovitch
> Toronto Canada
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