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Old 4th May 2011, 02:34 PM
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Re: ICANN's Congress hearing in 10 min (10am est time)

A bit about the Coalition For Online Accountability and their position:

http://forum.icann.org/lists/competi...o4Ad1aqVFe.pdf

"COA consists of nine leading copyright industry companies, trade associations and
member organizations of copyright owners. These are the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP); the Business Software Alliance (BSA); Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI); the Entertainment Software Association (ESA); the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA); the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA); the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA); Time Warner Inc.; and the Walt Disney Company."

Coalition Against Domain Name Abuse
=Large corporate interests pretending to be a public interest group

NetChoice's members:

AOL
American Vintners Association
Association for Competitive Technology
eBay
Electronic Retailing Association
Expedia
IAC
Internet Alliance
NewsCorp
Oracle
Overstock.com
VeriSign
Yahoo!
The Wine Institute

Pharos Global
President and CEO is Michael Palage. His bio is here:
http://www.circleid.com/members/2074

"...an expert witness in several Internet legal proceedings on behalf of such clients as 3M, Ford Motor Company, NCAA, and the Florida Attorney General."

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