22 November, 2010

CADNA disparages the Internet's Engineering Community

Found within CADNA's letter to Senator Leahy:

"We strongly disagree with a recent letter prepared by engineers claiming to have invented the Internet. While there may be some technical issues that may need greater attention in the implementation of this bill, their letter overeaches by stating that your bill would fracture the Domain Name System (DNS). In fact, the Combatting Online Infringements and Counterfeits Act is carefully crafted to preserve the DNS."

For the record, the "Engineer's letter" -- signed by folk such as Paul Vixie, Steve Bellovin, Dan Kaminsky, Esther Dyson, John Gilmore, Karl Auerbach, Eric Brunner-Williams, and by eighty other luminaries, argues that "this bill will be particularly egregrious because it causes entire domains to vanish from the Web, not just infringing pages or files."

It's a shame that CADNA's narrow-minded perspective can't allow it to see that the engineering community happens to be right.

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