domain name news - 13 April

domain name news - 13 April

From: David Goldstein <goldstein_david§>
Date: Mon, 12 Apr 2004 20:52:12 +1000 (EST)
World resists one-size-fits-all Web laws
Last week's dramatic Federal Court file-sharing decision
brought into sharp focus not only the complexity created by
the intersection of copyright and privacy law, but also the
continuing evolution of Canadian approaches to Internet law

Global internet jurisdiction: the ABA/ICC survey by
American Bar Association; Business Law Section; Cyberspace
Law Sub-Section: Internet Jurisdiction Sub-Committee
The survey’s key findings are as follows: A. Companies from
North American responding to the survey were far more
concerned with Internet jurisdiction issues than their
counterparts in Europe and Asia; B. The majority of
responding companies who think that jurisdictional issues
are an increasing problem attribute the increase to the
emergence of the Internet and e-commerce; C. When companies
were asked which jurisdictional issues posed the greatest
concern, first on the list was litigation risk; D. the
media sector was clearly the most affected by Internet
jurisdiction; E. Some companies, particularly those
situated in North America, seek to influence jurisdictional
outcomes by using both technological and legal approaches
to mitigate risk; F. North American companies appear far
more likely to attempt to identify the geographic location
of their users; G. It appears that companies are
increasingly refraining from interacting with certain
“higher risk” jurisdictions.

Regulating the Internet
There are millions of people spread out over the various
continents of the world that log on to the Internet every
second of the day. Many are now asking how we will be able
to establish and enforce basic rules of conduct that will
engender reliable communications and trustworthy commerce,
and define, punish and prevent wrongful actions that trash
the electronic commons or impose harm on others.

un: Governments and governance
Last week, a United Nations task force held a two-day
workshop on the question of who governs the Internet. U.N.
Secretary General Kofi Annan challenged those of us present
to ensure that the Internet and the World Wide Web support
"the cause of human development."

un: Swiss diplomat leads debate over policing the web
In an interview with swissinfo, Kummer said his first task
was to establish a Working Group on Internet Governance.

ITU Launches Global WSIS-2005 Fundraising Campaign
The Secretary-General of the International
Telecommunication Union, Mr Yoshio Utsumi, today launched a
global fundraising campaign to support activities for the
Tunis phase of the World Summit on the Information Society.
Appealing to the international community, he called on all
stakeholders to help make the WSIS-2005 Fundraising
Campaign and the Summit in Tunis a success.

ICANN asks judge to toss out lawsuit
A nonprofit organisation tasked with overseeing Internet
addresses and domain names has taken the first step in
responding to an antitrust and breach of contract lawsuit
that VeriSign filed in February.,39023166,39144072,00.htm

ICANN Moves to Swat VeriSign Suit
Lawyers for the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and
Numbers (ICANN) have moved to dismiss antitrust charges
leveled by VeriSign (Quote, Chart), has

ICANN Explains Why Judge Should Dismiss VeriSign's Lawsuit
In a 33-page motion filed on Monday, April 5, 2004, ICANN
has asked a federal judge in Los Angeles to dismiss
VeriSign's recent lawsuit filed against the non-profit
organization. More specifically, the filed motion has asked
the court to "dismiss VeriSign's first six claims for
relief with prejudice," which are:

ICANN Files Motion to Dismiss Claims in VeriSign Lawsuit

ICANN Calls for Proposals to Host Meetings in 2005 and 2006
ICANN is actively soliciting proposals from organizations
seeking to host an ICANN Board of Directors Meeting in 2005
and 2006.

ICANN Announces New Staff Opportunities
ICANN has begun active recruiting for two staff positions -
Webmaster and Chief Registrar Liaision. Recruiting
continues for two additional positions, Ombudsman and
System Administration Engineer.

Letter of Intent by ICANN and the NRO
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers
(ICANN) and the Number Resource Organization (NRO) are
pleased to announce the signing of a letter of intent
concerning a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the
two organizations.

us: Proposed legislation seeks to end domain name poaching
Domain name poaching would be a violation of New York state
law if legislation approved by the state Senate April 1 is
approved by the Assembly and Gov. George Pataki.

New .Pro Internet Registry Now Accepting Defensive
Registrations for Trademarks and Brand Names
Trademark and service mark owners have six weeks, starting
today, to register domain names with the new .Pro top-
level Internet domain (TLD), during a special pre-launch
"sunrise" registration campaign announced by .Pro registry
operator RegistryPro.

WIPO Workshops for Mediators in Intellectual Property
The caseload of the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center
includes a growing number of intellectual property
mediations. In addition to administering mediation
procedures under the WIPO Mediation Rules, the Center each
year organizes Workshops for Mediators in Intellectual
Property Disputes. The next Workshops will be held on
Thursday, June 24 and Friday, June 25, and again on Monday,
June 28 and Tuesday, June 29, 2004, at the headquarters of
WIPO in Geneva, Switzerland. The Workshops, which are held
in English, are designed for lawyers, business executives,
patent and trademark specialists and others who wish to
become familiar with the mediation process and receive
training as mediators. Conducted by Professor Robert H.
Mnookin of Harvard Law School and Professor Gary J.
Friedman of the Center for Mediation in Law of Mill Valley,
California, the Workshops are based on intellectual
property mediation exercises. Information on the Workshops
and a registration form are available on the Center's
website at:

WIPO Conference on Dispute Resolution in International
Science and Technology Collaboration
Research increasingly involves complex international
partnerships between diverse actors such as universities,
industry, start-up companies, and venture capital
providers.  Such relationships can give rise to equally
complex intellectual property and technology disputes. To
help parties obtain a better understanding of the issues
that might give rise to disputes and to address the various
options for resolving them, the Center plans to organize a
Conference on Dispute Resolution in International Science
and Technology Collaboration in Geneva on Monday, April 25
and Tuesday, April 26, 2005. We invite you to reserve these
dates and will be providing further information in due
course. Updated information is available at:

WIPO publication: "Dispute Resolution for the 21st Century"
An up-to-date description of all services and activities of
the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center and answers basic
questions about the Center's purpose, procedures and

WIPO Publication: "Guide to WIPO Domain Name Dispute
A practical overview of the Uniform Domain Name Dispute
Resolution Policy (UDRP) procedure, case-filing guidelines,
and information on the domain name resources offered by the

ENUM Still Stalled in US
Public deployment of ENUM, the three-year-old standard for
using telephone numbers over the internet, is still a way
off in the US, despite the fact that many people think it
will be an essential component of widespread voice over IP

Intel the most famous brand
Intel Corp, the world's biggest computer chip maker, has
the name most recognised by courts and other international
agencies, according to a new study of famous trademarks.
 Unlike traditional studies of brand value such as those
done by Omnicom Group Inc's Interbrand, Mr Mostert said he
wanted to discover which trademarks are recognised as
famous by courts, governments and international agencies,
such as domain name dispute proceedings. That legal
recognition is important for companies like Intel.,4567,112994,00.html

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