Susan Crawford: Why I Voted For XXX

Originally posted 2007-03-31 23:09:23. Republished by Blog Post Promoter.

Susan Crawford explains, at considerable length, why she voted with the minority at ICANN on the defeated proposal to open up a “xxx” new domain registry for dirty Internet websites:

I continue to be dissatisfied with elements of the proposed xxx contract, including but not limited to the “rapid takedown” provision of Appendix S,[1] which is manifestly designed to placate trademark owners and ignores the many due process concerns that have been expressed about the existing UDRP.

XXXI mean, there are a whole lot of other issues here, and you should read her and other comments on why this vote went this way and what it means for Internet governance, which I for one care little about. I can barely govern myself. But I do find her reference to the influence of Big IP pretty interesting.

My proposal, by the way: I’d already herd the 5% of non-pornographic websites into a ghetto ending in, I don’t know, “.ok.”

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One Response to “Susan Crawford: Why I Voted For XXX”

  1. April 2, 2007 at 12:42 am #

    Love your attitude. Personally, I’m fine with the .xxx domains. It MIGHT make it a LITTLE easier to keep my kids from viewing adult content. But, I’m thinking my 3 kids will find what interests them, my job is to educate them about how to deal with it and to keep themselves safe online. “.xxx” won’t do anything about that.