Re: the cybersquatting bill (was: Don't Split the List etc.)

From Jacques Goyet <>
Date Fri, 29 Oct 1999 22:55:14 -0400
Organization Unicorn Services Group
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It could a great help to publish a list of government agency head's and
congressional office holder's e-mail addresses. I realize the temptation
to spam
the hell out of these  but if we can resist this may be a real opening
influence "bogus" legislation such as this.

The un-endited coconspirator of Mrs. O'Leary's cow.
(The blame me for everything else.)

Lizzie Borden wrote:

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> From: Chuck0 <>
> >
> > I like the idea of creating critical sites like or
> > I think what the McLibel folks did with their site also
> > ties into this thread. The ruling class really crapped in their pants
> > about that website. I even found a book on web marketing aimed at
> > business types that used the McLibel website as a case example of how
> > lawyers can screw up a company's image.
> This is why I thought the cybersquatting bill might be significant as a
> target for hacktivists. The bill would give rights to entities such as
> McDonalds and George Bush Jr. to claim relative parody domain names without
> recompense to the originator. An example: George Bush Jr. could confiscate
> the domain  simply because it is his name, and the parody is
> about him, and the original domain owner couldn't do anything about it. In
> effect, it undermines free speech and gives more power to those who have the
> most money and corporate clout. It seems to me that this is something
> hacktivists would be interested in subverting. However, I wouldn't know
> exactly where or how to start such subversion, so I was hoping there was
> something already in the works. If not, then perhaps someone can direct me
> as to what sorts of hacktivist efforts could be accomplished to protest this
> action - with that knowledge I might be willing to organize such an effort.
> Liz
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