[ALAC] Content regulation

Carlton Samuels carlton.samuels at gmail.com
Thu Apr 14 22:01:59 UTC 2016


My response to the matter of the Chairman of the Board's response to the
GNSO Council re ICANN's responsibility in context as guardian of the
[global] public interest vs. Bruce [Tonkin's] remarks at Marrakech on same
matter seems apropos here.  It is extracted hereunder.
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Seems to me he's 'walking it back' towards the safe harbour outlined by
Bruce.

I would frame a response on " *(v) engaging in any other related lawful
activity in furtherance of items (i) through (iv)*.”

In my view and in this context, arguments stemming definition of the
'global public interest' tend to instantiate sophism. We have established
the causes for this business of 'coordination' claimed as mission for
ICANN; it is to make the DNS space exploitable for the many uses already
identified. Add to these - channeling the descriptives of the myths from
elsewhere - those yet 'invisible and unknown'.

In my view any matter that undercuts the security and stability tra la la -
the instances i) thru iv) quoted so often - of the DNS, that is to say,
erode/reduce/tax consumer/user trust in the DNS, is inimical to the
[global] public interest and are, in reason and judgment, targets of
'lawful' activity to reduce/suppress/remove said instances and threats.

If this does not clearly establish ICANN's duty of care - and the duty to
demonstrate care in as many ways as necessary! - I cannot think what else
would.

-Carlton
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On Thu, Apr 14, 2016 at 1:36 PM, Rinalia Abdul Rahim <
rinalia.abdulrahim at gmail.com> wrote:

> Blog written by Allen Grogan - could be of interest to the ALAC on registrant
> issues.
>
> See
> https://www.icann.org/news/blog/icann-is-not-the-internet-content-police
>
> Best regards,
>
> Rinalia
>
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