[Gnso-ppsai-pdp-wg] PPSAI - suggestions for III.B, C, and E

Williams, Todd Todd.Williams at turner.com
Wed Apr 15 20:51:44 UTC 2015

Thanks Kathy.  On III(C)(2) and (3): I don’t think we ever had agreement on the language.  “Adequate” was still bracketed precisely b/c we hadn’t agreed on that standard (I think the initial language was “compelling”, and I think it had changed a couple times in between).

In the spirit of trying to address some of our loose ends and leave as little language bracketed as possible, I think Val’s proposal for III(C)(2) and (3) does a good job of finding a “third way” between the “compelling” camp and the “adequate” camp.  Rather than pick b/w those two standards, it just says: let’s use the mirror of what the Requestor has to allege under II(A)(6)(a), II(B)(7)(A), and II(C)(6)(A).  As a way of bridging the current gap that we’ve got, that seems reasonable to me: if the language is good for the Requestor, why wouldn’t it be good going the other way?  Or, to put it another way: why would that language “seem a little ambiguous and hard to prove” going one way but not the other?

I agree with you that we don’t want a lot of additional work and discussion at this point.  I guess where I disagree with you is on which of the two options that is on the table – 1) fighting it out b/w “compelling” and “adequate” or 2) incorporating language that we’ve agreed to elsewhere – is more likely to lead to additional work and discussion.


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Subject: Re: [Gnso-ppsai-pdp-wg] PPSAI - suggestions for III.B, C, and E

Hi Val,
Thank you for new language as we work to close the report for publication. May I ask a few questions?

In III.B.2 - the change from [existing] (2)  state to Requestor in writing or by electronic communication its reasons for refusing to disclose to
[new/proposed] (2) state to Requestor in writing or by electronic communication its the specific reasons for refusing to disclose --

seems to raise the bar on the response of the Provider to the Requestor -- and there may be many Requests!  So let me as, what are you thinking of in terms of the "specific reasons" that a Provider might have to give?  How extensive or detailed would you like their answers to be?

Re: III.C.2 and 3 I think the existing language is quite good -- with apologies, because I know the genuine good will in which the changes are offered, bringing in a Customer's "belief" and the Providers "belief" seems a little ambiguous and hard to prove.

I look forward to looking at III.B.2 with you... but re: III.B.3, I think we had pretty good agreement on the existing language and these new proposals may result is a lot of additional work and discussion.


On 4/14/2015 4:12 PM, Sherman, Valeriya wrote:

Given that we are getting ready to publish the initial report, we’d like to propose the following, hopefully non-contentious suggestions to III.B, C, and E.

We look forward to your thoughts.

B.            …

(1)                …

(2)                state to Requestor in writing or by electronic communication its the specific reasons for refusing to disclose.

(3)                …

C.            Disclosure can be reasonably refused, for reasons consistent with the general policy stated herein, including, but not limited to any of the following:

(1)                …

(2)                the Customer has objectsed to the disclosure and has providesd [adequate sufficient] reasons against disclosure, including without limitation a reasonable defense for its use of the trademark or copyrighted content in question for believing (i) that it is not infringing the Requestor’s claimed intellectual property rights, and/or (ii) that its use of the claimed intellectual property is defensible;

(Note: This language tracks the Requestor’s standards warranting disclosure, and is the opposite side of the same coin.)

(3)                the Provider has found provides [adequate sufficient] reasons against disclosure for believing (i) that the Customer is not infringing the Requestor’s claimed intellectual property rights, and/or (ii) that the Customer’s use of the claimed intellectual property is defensible;

(4)                …

(5)                …


E.       If refusal to disclose is based on objection to disclosure by the Customer, Requestor  be informed of the reasons for objection.  (Could be consolidated with III B (2)).

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