[CCWG-ACCT] Fadi Chehade Written Responses to Senate Questions
Carlos Raúl G.
crg at isoc-cr.org
Mon Apr 20 11:37:41 UTC 2015
As a non lawyer and non US citizen I agree with Senator Blunt, against the opinion of some US lawyers in this list....so at least I don't feel alone anymore.
Have a nice week
Carlos Raúl Gutiérrez
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> El abr 20, 2015, a las 3:39, Edward Morris <egmorris1 at toast.net> escribió:
> Thanks Greg. I found the document to be very illuminating, not so much for Fadi's answers but for the questions being asked by members of Congress. Of all the questions that could be asked they really do seem to be focused on the question of HQ location.
> I thought Senator Blunt's mention of the first amendment was interesting: as a private corporation ICANN is not generally required to offer such protections although if it were to be considered a government contractor, which arguably it currently is, there are first amendment responsibilities that do attach. As ICANN's status as a government contractor would presumably end with termination of the IANA contract should we be looking more closely at the implications this would have on speech provisions? In terms of accountability I'm most concerned with the terminations impact on staff's speech rights, which US courts have held are greater for employees of government contractors than for purely private employers. Is this something we should be looking at in this group? Are there any other first amendment issues that change when ICANN's relationship with the USG changes post transition?
> Sorry for the questions without answers but better to be asked now by us than by a U.S. Senator later.
> Ed Morris
> Sent from my iPhone
>> On Apr 20, 2015, at 5:45 AM, Greg Shatan <gregshatanipc at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I thought the attached would be of interest. These can be found at https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/1188647-2015-04-13-en.
>> I note these include responses relating to the AoC and the US "jurisdiction" issue.
>> Greg Shatan
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