[CCWG-ACCT] Fwd: ICANN's US jurisdiction

David W. Maher dmaher at pir.org
Fri Nov 11 15:02:14 UTC 2016


David W. Maher
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From: accountability-cross-community-bounces at icann.org [mailto:accountability-cross-community-bounces at icann.org] On Behalf Of policy at paulmcgrady.com
Sent: Friday, November 11, 2016 8:14 AM
To: parminder <parminder at itforchange.net>; CCWG Accountability <accountability-cross-community at icann.org>
Subject: Re: [CCWG-ACCT] Fwd: ICANN's US jurisdiction

Thanks Parminder.

The attachment you shared seems to be a compilation of some of the really terrible ideas which have shown up on this List from time to time. Since these terrible ideas have already been addressed and addressed and addressed on this List, I'm not sure that re-addressing them again at this time would prove useful.  However, I didn't want anyone to think that silence (to the latest round of trying to push for the unraveling of WS1) was somehow assent.  It isn't.  We just really have to get on with the real work of this group and stop constantly reopening and re-addressing all of these fringe ideas.


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Subject: [CCWG-ACCT] Fwd: ICANN's US jurisdiction
From: parminder <parminder at itforchange.net<mailto:parminder at itforchange.net>>
Date: Tue, November 08, 2016 7:01 pm
To: CCWG Accountability <accountability-cross-community at icann.org<mailto:accountability-cross-community at icann.org>>
I thought this may be relevant to those on this list. Regard, parminder

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ICANN's US jurisdiction


Wed, 9 Nov 2016 07:23:40 +0530


parminder <parminder at itforchange.net><mailto:parminder at itforchange.net>


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As you know, the issue of jurisdiction of ICANN is under consideration at ICANN's community process (in the accountability track where there is a sub group discussing this issue). ICANN is currently meeting in Hyderabad, India, from 3rd to 9th November.

Today, on the last day of ICANN's Hyderabad meeting, the enclosed statement was issued by key Indian civil society organisations engaged with Internet governance issues, supported by two key global networks involved in this area. The statement expresses the urgent need for transiting ICANN from being under the jurisdiction of one country, presenting the rationale of why this is important to do. It also lists some possible options of doing so, towards beginning a serious action-oriented deliberation on this very important matter. Unlike what is often understood, the jurisdiction issue is not just a matter of sovereign prestige and self respect of the states but concerns vital matters impacting people's rights. This is especially so as the society gets more and more digitised in all areas.

We welcome comments and feedback.

The statement has been issued by the following Indian civil society organisations.
Centre for Internet and Society<http://cis-india.org/>, Bangalore
IT for Change<http://www.itforchange.net/>, Bangalore
Free Software Movement of India<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_Software_Movement_of_India>, Hyderabad
Society for Knowledge Commons<http://www.knowledgecommons.in/>, New Delhi
Digital Empowerment Foundation<http://defindia.org/>, New Delhi
Delhi Science Forum<http://www.delhiscienceforum.net/>, New Delhi
Software Freedom Law Center India, New Delhi
Third World Network - India<https://twnetwork.org/>, New Delhi

It is supported by the following global networks:
Association For Progressive Communications<https://www.apc.org/>
Just Net Coalition

<http://justnetcoalition.org/>We will soon expand this effort to enlist more global support.
Best, Parminder




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