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

Edward Morris egmorris1 at toast.net
Mon Nov 14 09:56:03 UTC 2016

 - it seems as if the goal is to try again on this issue having not prevailed on it in WS1 which builds the accountability structures on California law.  
 If the subgroup lasts long enough, perhaps the issue of US jurisdiction will actually go away on it's own. :) 
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Subject: Re: [council] FW: [CCWG-ACCT] Fwd: ICANN's US jurisdiction
From: Michele Neylon - Blacknight <michele at blacknight.com>
Date: Sat, November 12, 2016 2:29 pm
To: "policy at paulmcgrady.com" <policy at paulmcgrady.com>, "James M.
Bladel" <jbladel at godaddy.com>, GNSO Council List
<council at gnso.icann.org>

   Paul et al
 What is driving this? 
 Most of the discussions / arguments I’ve seen about jurisdiction stem from something specific, either a domain name or a website being taken offline or similar. ICANN’s jurisdiction in such cases is irrelevant, as if it’s done by court order it’s being enacted by either the registrar or the registry.
 Other arguments and discussions seem to stem from a misunderstanding of how ICANN, registries, registrars and other parts of the ecosystem interact. 
 The statement seems to be conflating a lot of unrelated things and is really confusing, though I’m still a bit jetlagged, so I may have misunderstood some of it.
  Maybe I’m missing something?

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  From:  <owner-council at gnso.icann.org> on behalf of "policy at paulmcgrady.com" <policy at paulmcgrady.com>
Date: Friday 11 November 2016 at 13:54
To: James Bladel <jbladel at godaddy.com>, GNSO Council List <council at gnso.icann.org>
Subject: RE: [council] FW: [CCWG-ACCT] Fwd: ICANN's US jurisdiction


  Thanks James.  Great seeing you and everyone else this past week.  


  Just an FYI for those not participating in WS2-Jurisdiction, this ICANNxit idea has been pushed very hard by Parminder and others on the list.  As we all know, the accountability reforms of WS1 are all predicated on California law, so this idea seems outside of the scope of WS2 since WS2 wasn't meant to dismantle WS1.  Further complicating things, there is now a crowd in WS2-Jurisdiction pushing for the idea that ICANN should be "immune" from the courts; essentially the opposite of accountability.  


  Now for the commentary:  I hope that if either of these bad ideas make their way into the final reports (however unlikely that such would occur), that the GNSO at least would stand in the way of adoption -- even if such a stand were against the tide of ICANN orthodoxy prevalent at the moment of voting.







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Subject: [council] FW: [CCWG-ACCT] Fwd: ICANN's US jurisdiction
From: "James M. Bladel" <jbladel at godaddy.com>
Date: Wed, November 09, 2016 3:08 am
To: GNSO Council List <council at gnso.icann.org>
   Council colleagues –


  See below for a statement published on the CCWG-ACCT mailing list.

   Thank you,



   From:  <accountability-cross-community-bounces at icann.org> on behalf of parminder <parminder at itforchange.net>
Date: Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 7:31
To: CCWG Accountability <accountability-cross-community at icann.org>
Subject: [CCWG-ACCT] Fwd: ICANN's US jurisdiction



  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>

				  			 			governance at lists.igcaucus.org <governance at lists.igcaucus.org>, BestBitsList <bestbits at lists.bestbits.net>, Forum at Justnetcoalition. Org <forum at justnetcoalition.org>


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, Bangalore 

  IT for Change, Bangalore 

  Free Software Movement of India, Hyderabad 

  Society for Knowledge Commons, New Delhi

  Digital Empowerment Foundation, New Delhi

  Delhi Science Forum, New Delhi

  Software Freedom Law Center India, New Delhi

  Third World Network - India, New Delhi


  It is supported by the following global networks:

  Association For Progressive Communications

  Just Net Coalition 

We will soon expand this effort to enlist more global support.

  Best, Parminder

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