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From: David Goldstein <goldstein_david§>
Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2003 23:23:08 +1000 (EST)
US appeals court hands back to original owner
The US Court of Appeals has handed back the domain to its original owner after three years of
protracted, convoluted and insidious legal argument.

ICANN Announces Whois Workshop Planning Committee for
ICANN President and CEO Paul Twomey today announced the
appointment of a Workshop Planning Committee to help
coordinate a workshop on Whois and related issues at
ICANN's meeting later this month in Montréal, Canada. The
President's Whois Workshop Committee includes the following
recognized leaders in this subject:

ICANN Montréal Meeting Topic: Review of ICANN's Geographic
One of the core values underlying ICANN's structure and
operations is support for broad and informed participation
reflecting the geographic diversity of the Internet at all
levels of policy development and decision-making. This
support is implemented by numerous requirements for
geographic diversity reflected in ICANN's bylaws, in the
operating procedures of ICANN entities, and in its culture.
These requirements are framed in terms of Geographic
Regions, as provided in Article VI, Section 5 of the

GNSO Council Montréal, Canada Meeting on June 24 2003 -

Domainz censured by DNC
New Zealand’s largest domain name registrar, Domainz, will
be prevented from registering new domains for 48 hours next
month after receiving a sanction from domain name
commissioner Debbie Monahan.

MPAA threatens British citizen over domain name
The Motion Picture Association of America has threated a
British citizen, who has registered the domain name, with legal action if he does not take
immediate steps to either have the name deleted from the
domain name registry or transferred to the MPAA.

Press Release: Public Citizen to defend
co-founders against $500,000 lawsuit by Michael Savage's co-founders, Thomas and Gunilla
Leavitt, announced today that Public Citizen, a nationally
prominent non-profit public interest law firm, has agreed
to defend them from a lawsuit filed by Talk Radio Network,
Inc. TRN syndicates "The Savage Nation", a nationally
broadcast radio talk show hosted by the infamous Michael
Savage (née Weiner). "The Weiner has demonstrated his
contempt for free speech by filing this lawsuit, and we
intend to dispute it vigorously," said Thomas and Gunilla. will also be represented by David
Bradford, a partner specializing in complex litigation at
the prestigious Chicago-based national law firm of Jenner &
Block, who will act as local counsel in the case.


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