[At-Large] FW: Withdraw the gun database

Bill Silverstein icann-list at sorehands.com
Sat Jan 19 19:43:20 UTC 2013

  Which amendment to the constitution provides for the right to have
domain names?

> On 01/19/2013 10:25 AM, John R. Levine wrote:
>> Yes, it's a copy of a database the contents of which are public by law.
>> What could this possibly have to do with anything related to ICANN?
> Well, here is how it could:
>   1. Guns are are intentionally designed to cause mayhem and death at a
> distance.  Some guns are designed primarily to commit that mayhem on
> animals.  But many guns are designed primarily to commit that mayhem on
> humans.  Other uses are ancillary to that purpose.  But even guns used
> for those other purposes retain their ability to cause great bodily harm
> to people.  Guns are most definitely dangerous instrumentalities of
> great bodily harm.
>   2. Domain names, on the other hand, are far from lethal and one would
> have to be very imaginative to construct a situation in which a domain
> name could cause physical harm or death to a human.  So it is safe to
> categorize domain names as instrumentalities highly unlikely to cause
> bodily harm.
>  3. It stands to reason that absent other considerations that privacy
> protections should be less for information concerning the possession and
> use of instrumentalities of great bodily harm than for things that are
> not generally capable of that kind of damage.
>  4. Therefore, absent other considerations, if guns ownership is
> deserving of privacy protections then there is even more reason to
> protect the privacy of domain name ownership.
> 	--karl--
> _______________________________________________
> At-Large mailing list
> At-Large at atlarge-lists.icann.org
> https://atlarge-lists.icann.org/mailman/listinfo/at-large
> At-Large Official Site: http://atlarge.icann.org

More information about the At-Large mailing list