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  • From: Mauricio Pasquier Juan <mauricio AT>
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  • Subject: Re: [opennic-discuss] .free TLD
  • Date: Mon, 22 Apr 2013 16:13:24 -0300

On Mon, Apr 22, 2013 at 10:54:50AM -0400, Travis McCrea wrote:
> EFF would probably not be the ones to help us protect our "intellectual
> property", and I don't really like the idea of us trying to defend it
> anyway.
> Also since OpenNIC doesn't exist as an organization, it is simply a
> collaboration amongst individuals, I am not sure we would have much ground
> anyway.

I'll view this "intellectual property" tactic as the same thing free/libre
software patents do, in using copyright to defend copyleft.

> What we need to do is reach out to ICANN and see if we can come to some form
> of agreement on accepting other TLDs which infringe on the OpenNIC
> namespace.
> Guillaume Parent wrote:
> > I know we're not the biggest project out there, but it's possible that
> > the EFF might be interested in this if we hold some sort of mark on
> > ".free". At least they'd be able to tell us if we have any chance of
> > doing anything.


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