[At-Large] [discuss] cgi.br release regarding Brazil Global MSM on Internet Governance

Christian de Larrinaga cdel at firsthand.net
Mon Jan 13 16:04:57 UTC 2014

Ever considered writing for the Economist?

>From my personal perspective. As an individual Internet user I can't
reclaim ICANN expenses so every £1000 spent actually costs c.£1400 in
pre tax revenue.  Those who turn up for business of course can reclaim
if they make a profit with corporate taxes at c.10% this means they save
around £100 in tax and keep the £1400 of pre tax personal income for
themselves as well.

This might give some clue as to why ICANN drove so fast to be a business
orientated organisation.


JFC Morfin wrote:
> At 12:02 13/01/2014, Christian de Larrinaga wrote:
>> So why are so many people spending so much money and time on ICANN?
> No one is actually spending time on ICANN.
> ICANN is making us waste time for 15 years for only one single thing:
> they want to be a monopolistic blahblahblah-tax collector in a
> subsidiary world. For that they objectively network with tax-evaders
> to support them IRT the other tax collectors. The problem they face is
> that - as you documents it - ICANN is of absolute no use to tax
> payers, but of some use to tax evaders, due to minor errors by tax
> evader sponsored standardizers and to fellow RIRs if IPv6 is
> maintained in its "a la" IPv4 chaos and LISP is not deployed.
> Up to now these errors were considered as mistakes that could hamper
> the internet instead of making it work better. Now they are considered
> as paradigmatic advantages for the internet to sell better (the RFC
> 6852 "huge bounty" tax evaders cooperation being coordinated by ICANN
> as being the sole unique internet body with a banking account).
> Sao Paulo was initially discussed as a tax evader sponsored techies
> and tax collectors meeting. ICANN has managed for it to actually be
> between them as the world's blahblahblah-tax collector and other tax
> collectors.
> In both cases tax payers are kept out of the loop. They are now to
> decide if, in a tax payer centered society they bother so much about
> tax evaders and blahblahblah-tax collectors, and wants to stay bogged
> down in their unique governance (the Internet BUG to be fixed or not?).
> jfc

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