RE: [council] MOTION TO RECOMMEND PROTECTIONS IN THE FIRST ROUND OF NEW GTLDS FOR CERTAIN RED CROSS/RED CRESCENT (RCRC) AND INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE (IOC) NAMES
Actually, there is. Certainly within At-Large,
there is a strong feeling that the RC Movement
deserves such protection. There is FAR less
support for the IOC. The belief has not centered
on legal issues, but rather the nature of the
organizations and their need for (financial)
protection. In the case of the IOC, their
reputation (whether deserved or not) of going
after other organizations who use the Olympic
names or symbols in unrelated businesses (ie your
neighbourhood pizza restaurant) has left a bad
taste in peoples' mouths. And the magnitude of
their commercial interactions (broadcasting
rights, etc) leaves many with the technically
incorrect view that they are a commercial
organization and not (as is the reality) a not-for-profit.
But the question is more complex, since many
people would consider Médecins Sans Frontières or
OXFAM to be as worthy as the Red Cross, yet are
not being considered at all in these discussions.
At 09/11/2012 11:54 AM, Jen Wolfe wrote:
Is there any dispute or question about the
global importance of these organizations to all internet users?