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[ NNSquad ] Internet Society Hires MPAA's Paul Brigner: Just Flip Over and Shake?
Internet Society Hires MPAA's Paul Brigner: Just Flip Over and Shake? http://j.mp/GJJLyI (This message on Google+) - - - I'm getting many queries asking me why the Internet Society (ISOC) would hire an outspoken advocate of the horrendous and thoroughly discredited PROTECT IP legislation for the critical role of ISOC Regional Bureau Director for North America. Unfortunately, I don't have a logical answer. A look at Brigner's own words on the MPAA Blog: http://j.mp/GJIOX4 (MPAA) indicate his public disdain for the Internet technical community's overwhelming condemnation of PROTECT IP, and his parroting of false assertions regarding DNSSEC. In the face of the significant numbers of other potential candidates who would have been clearly aligned with supposed ISOC sensibilities on these issues, this hiring decision seems bizarre to say the least. It is impossible to escape the gnawing feeling that ISOC and Brigner may have borrowed Mitt Romney's Etch-A-Sketch, in the hope that the Internet community will quietly forget past policy positions as if they had never existed at all. Just flip over and shake, right? --Lauren-- Lauren Weinstein (firstname.lastname@example.org): http://www.vortex.com/lauren Co-Founder: People For Internet Responsibility: http://www.pfir.org Founder: - Data Wisdom Explorers League: http://www.dwel.org - Network Neutrality Squad: http://www.nnsquad.org - Global Coalition for Transparent Internet Performance: http://www.gctip.org - PRIVACY Forum: http://www.vortex.com Member: ACM Committee on Computers and Public Policy Lauren's Blog: http://lauren.vortex.com Google+: http://vortex.com/g+lauren / Twitter: http://vortex.com/t-lauren Tel: +1 (818) 225-2800 / Skype: vortex.com _______________________________________________ nnsquad mailing list http://lists.nnsquad.org/mailman/listinfo/nnsquad