[gnso-rpm-wg] "free speech"

Paul Keating Paul at law.es
Fri Sep 30 15:25:53 UTC 2016


From:  Edward Morris <egmorris1 at toast.net>
Date:  Friday, September 30, 2016 at 3:12 PM
To:  Paul McGrady <policy at paulmcgrady.com>
Cc:  Paul Keating <paul at law.es>, Jeff Neuman <jeff.neuman at comlaude.com>,
<gnso-rpm-wg at icann.org>
Subject:  Re: [gnso-rpm-wg] "free speech"

> Paul,
> Without commenting at this time on broader issues...
>> As I said on the call, as a co-author of the Claims Notice I am very happy if
>> it can be improved in any way to make the balance that Kathy and I were
>> seeking to be more easily understood
> The Claims Notice reads as a document written by American lawyers for American
> lawyers who were trying to not sound like Anetican lawyers.
> There are folks out there who specialise in creating Plain English documents.
> I'd suggest we might want to turn to the professionals to see if they can
> design a notice whose verbiage is better understood by laypeople,  so the
> balance you say you were trying to explain is more easily understood.
> The 93 per cent plus non-proceed rate is deeply disturbing, may indicate some
> chilling effect on speech - the fact we may not be able to get the specific
> data we need to definitively determine this one way or the other is also
> problematic. A revamp
> of the Notice along the lines indicated is something, albeit small and fairly
> easy to do, that we probably should do anyway as best practice and may have
> some impact on any chilling effect that may exist.
> Best,
> Ed Morris

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