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|Date:||Sat, 12 Aug 2000 10:51:42 +0200|
Name: Garry Anderson Organization: World Intellectual Piracy Organization Position: Concerned DNS is being used by corporations as a TradeMark System. It is NOT - it is ALL encompassing. WHY do you support this ABUSE of the System? You know how to make it compliant with the law. * Please read up on the following: Guide to European Competition Law 2. Abuses of dominant position (Article 82) Article 82 prohibits the abuse of the dominant position of a company which negatively affect the trade between Member States. 2.2. What are the prohibited practices under Article 82? c) Abuse of intellectual property rights The mere existence of a patent, trademark or copyright is not sufficient to establish a dominant position. WIPO - this means you cannot pass on these names, only one may use it, else you are giving trademark a dominant position on the Internet. Have you not heard of "Unfair Competition" laws? What you are doing is unlawful.