[At-Large] Fwd: Draft Statement on the "Strawman" Rights protection mechanisms
alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca
Sun Jan 6 00:39:47 UTC 2013
>Date: Sat, 05 Jan 2013 18:17:02 -0500
>To: ALAC Working List <alac at atlarge-lists.icann.org>
>From: Alan Greenberg <alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca>
>Subject: Draft Statement on the "Strawman" Rights protection mechanisms
>As you are aware, the Business and Intellectual Property
>Constituencies of the GNSO Commercial Stakeholder Group submitted a
>request to ICANN during the Toronto meeting to make a number of
>changes to the rights protection mechanism associated with new
>gTLDs. Based on a number of a hoc meetings a "strawman" proposal was
>developed and ICANN has put it out for public comment. More can be
>found at https://community.icann.org/x/KYlEAg.
>This process has been extremely controversial, and there is
>significant opposition to it within the GNSO (some arguably for very
>Evan and I were asked to draft a statement for the consideration and
>possible approval of the ALAC and it can be found at
>The comment period closes on 16 January, so please post any comments quickly.
>Evan is travelling at the moment, but his contributions were
>substantive and the document has his support. We both believe that
>it conforms well to positions previously taken by the ALAC.
>A copy is attached here for your convenience.
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