Domain Names and CAFTA Sounds Like A Bad Mix Too

It's very hard to tell for sure from the online summary, but it looks as if the the new “Central American Free Trade Agreement ” (CAFTA) has the same nasty domain name and ICANN rules as did the the unlamented IP sections of the FTAA. Here's what the press release says:

State-of-the-Art Protection for U.S. Trademarks
· Requires a system to resolve disputes about trademarks used in Internet domain names, which is important to prevent “cyber-squatting” with respect to high-value domain names.

How do we get Congress to realize the absurdity of making national law subsurvient to a private corporation's whims?

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