[council] Re: [gnso-chairs] AW: [soac-discussion] SOPA Discussions

Mary.Wong at law.unh.edu Mary.Wong at law.unh.edu
Tue Feb 7 19:00:33 UTC 2012

While a session on SOPA (and perhaps also PIPA, the Senate version of a
similar bill) might be helpful to the community, especially if it
focuses on aspects that would affect management, expansion and/or
security of the DNS, I agree it would seem somewhat outside the
Council's scope. Question whether, as a general topic, it is within the
GNSO community's range of direct interests - and depending on what the
session covers, it might well be.
I'd suggest not adding it to the Council's agenda, but agreeing that
such a session could be of interest to individual GNSO SGs, Cs and
FWIW it's not clear where either the US Senate or House of
Representatives will go with the bills. Some co-sponsors have either
pulled out or have stated publicly that much needs to be reconsidered,
while at least one major sponsor (Senator Leahy from Vermont) seems to
want to keep the bills alive, with possible modifications. There will be
lots of discussions, hearings and negotiations between now and any
formal action - and it's likely the DNS sections of the original bill
will be dropped altogether or be drastically changed - so I'm not sure
how discussing a previous version of the legislation would be entirely
helpful (unless a new version of one or both bills is out in advance
sufficiently of our Costa Rica meeting to enable folks to familiarize
themselves with it).

Mary W S Wong
Professor of Law
Chair, Graduate IP Programs
Director, Franklin Pierce Center for IP
03301USAEmail: mary.wong at law.unh.eduPhone: 1-603-513-5143Webpage:
http://www.law.unh.edu/marywong/index.phpSelected writings available on
the Social Science Research Network (SSRN) at:

From: Stéphane Van Gelder<stephane.vangelder at indom.com>
To:"council at gnso.icann.org GNSO" <council at gnso.icann.org>
Date: 2/7/2012 11:57 AM
Subject: [council] Re: [gnso-chairs] AW: [soac-discussion] SOPA


Please find below an email chain starting with a message from the ALAC
Chair. Thanks to Wolf for keeping me honest and reminding me that I had
forgotten to copy the Council here ;)


Le 7 févr. 2012 à 16:06, <KnobenW at telekom.de> a écrit :

> Stéphane,
> are you going to inform the council about Olivier's request?
> Kind regards
> Wolf-Ulrich 
> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: Stéphane Van Gelder [mailto:stephane.vangelder at indom.com] 
> Gesendet: Freitag, 3. Februar 2012 11:01
> An: Knoben, Wolf-Ulrich
> Cc: Jeff.Neuman at neustar.us; gnso-chairs at icann.org
> Betreff: Re: [gnso-chairs] AW: [soac-discussion] SOPA Discussions
> I agree with Jeff 100%
> Stéphane
> Le 2 févr. 2012 à 22:27, <KnobenW at telekom.de> a écrit :
>> Jeff, I personally agree - with the knowledge I have so far.
>> Nevertheless I expect different views from councillors. And I think
the GNSO should be prepared just in case such a forum is going to be
organized in Costa Rica.
>> The ccNSO chair has answered to Olivier's request in favour. I think
the GNSO chair should send an answer, too, based on GNSO discussions.
>> Kind regards
>> Wolf-Ulrich 
>> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
>> Von: Neuman, Jeff [mailto:Jeff.Neuman at neustar.us] 
>> Gesendet: Donnerstag, 2. Februar 2012 22:11
>> An: Knoben, Wolf-Ulrich; gnso-chairs at icann.org
>> Betreff: RE: [soac-discussion] SOPA Discussions
>> I have been keeping quiet about this on other lists, but no I do not
believe this is an issue for the GNSO Council to discuss.  This is a
matter that effects national law and would represent a complete side
track during the weekend from official GNSO business.
>> Jeffrey J. Neuman 
>> Neustar, Inc. / Vice President, Business Affairs
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>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: owner-gnso-chairs at icann.org
[mailto:owner-gnso-chairs at icann.org] On Behalf Of KnobenW at telekom.de
>> Sent: Thursday, February 02, 2012 4:06 PM
>> To: gnso-chairs at icann.org
>> Subject: [gnso-chairs] WG: [soac-discussion] SOPA Discussions
>> I wonder whether the GNSO could refrain from such a forum in San
José. Is SOPA (and PIPA) effecting our policy work or not? I think a
GNSO representative should participate in such a discussion.
>> Should we put this on the GNSO weekend agenda in San José, too?
>> Maybe there is interest in discussing the item with the GAC ?!
>> Kind regards
>> Wolf-Ulrich 
>> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
>> Von: owner-soac-discussion at icann.org
[mailto:owner-soac-discussion at icann.org] Im Auftrag von Olivier MJ
>> Gesendet: Mittwoch, 1. Februar 2012 08:27
>> An: soac-discussion at icann.org
>> Cc: ICANN AtLarge Staff
>> Betreff: [soac-discussion] SOPA Discussions
>> Dear SO/AC Chairs,
>> a recent discussion on an ALAC call led to the question whether the
ICANN community might be interested in holding a session in San José, to
discuss the aspects of the SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and how it
might affect ICANN policies that were reached through consensus.
>> I am writing to you all to find out of this is something which your
community might be interested in.
>> As we are currently finalising schedules, it would be helpful to
find out your community's views ASAP.
>> Warmest regards,
>> Olivier
>> --
>> Olivier MJ Crépin-Leblond, PhD
>> http://www.gih.com/ocl.html

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