Information SuperHighway Robbery
With the Feds snooping the Internet with Project Echelon and
when 'privacy' on the net seems as difficult to come by as evidence
of 'military intelligence,' do YOU want to pay the Private NSA $100
(!) to register YOUR domain name and your identity?
InterNIC, or Network Solutions, Inc. is owned by SAIC, the
largest private contractor for the National Security Administration
and the Pentagon and is currently billing $9 million a month in
registration fees from what is supposed to be a PUBLIC RESOURCE
With some companies claiming ownership of common words as their
property, is the ULTIMATE RIP OFF about to occur: the privatization
of LANGUAGE? Educate yourself about what's going on here and look
into registering your website's DNS with the new, 'demilitarized'
name.space company. If late 20th century Capitalism is essentially
organized crime, is it possible to break in from the outside and
THE INTERNET: PRIVATIZATION OF THE PUBLIC DOMAIN
Isn't it utterly ridiculous that a private company closely
affiliated with the US military holds a stranglehold on a public
resource? I mean... how can a company own a fucking WORD? This is a
really interesting article and it really pissed me off...
Internet Domain Names:
Whose Domain Is This?
This very in-depth paper reports on the complexities of Internet
domain name and trademark registration with the current system and
why something must be done about it... But by whom? Lots of linked
resources and footnotes, too.
Over Who Controls the Net
Hmmm... And here I thought that it was a public resource...
(It's the NY Times, so you gotta log in, but this article is worth
York Company Sues to Open Up Internet Names
New York Times article about PGP Media's antitrust lawsuit
against Network Solutions, Inc.
>From 'Hotwired' a Real Audio debate between 'name.space'
founder Paul Garrin and Wired's Simpson Garfinkel over Garrin's
plan to break InterNIC's monopoly on registering Internet domain
names. 28 minutes long.