[ALAC] Content regulation

rinalia.abdulrahim at gmail.com rinalia.abdulrahim at gmail.com
Fri Apr 15 07:38:14 UTC 2016

Hi, Carlton.

If the ALAC and At-Large would like to see real movement on this, I suggest that the ALAC prepare a short and focused issues/discussion paper on the related topic of public interest and consumer trust for a discussion with the Board.  

Best regards,


> On Apr 15, 2016, at 12:01 AM, Carlton Samuels <carlton.samuels at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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