[registration-issues-wg] Registrars as Censors

Michele Neylon - Blacknight michele at blacknight.com
Sun Nov 5 17:32:35 UTC 2017


Freedom of speech is *not* “inalienable” and it’s definitely not an absolute right.

Personally I think it’s interesting that different groups want to discuss this, but unless they’re going to pay our legal fees I don’t see how any 3rd party can force a registrar (or anyone else) to not take action when they’re being fined or worse.



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From: <registration-issues-wg-bounces at atlarge-lists.icann.org> on behalf of Carlton Samuels <carlton.samuels at gmail.com>
Date: Sunday 5 November 2017 at 17:17
To: "registration-issues-wg at icann.org" <registration-issues-wg at icann.org>, Charla Shambley via CCT-Review <cct-review at icann.org>
Subject: [registration-issues-wg] Registrars as Censors

Um, well, they can summarily act under [a] general provision[s] of the Terms of Service disapproving of things like incitement, antisocial behaviours and such.

The NCUC's position tends to a blanket restraint on any action by the registrar; the ToS may not be utilised for such actions, especially if it results - or tends to result - in decisions pertaining [web] content.

The EFF's position is a little more nuanced:
it is worried about lack of due process and accountability in the first instance and the incursion of certain inalienable rights, like freedom of speech. So they promote a process that they feel would make the action accountable



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