CLBR #192: Mark Jeftovic on WhoIs Privacy
and HOB Remembered
Segment 1: Mark Jeftovic – Confessions of an ex-opponent of Whois Privacy
ICANN’s proposal to prevent domain holders with sites associated to “commercial activity” from shielding their contact information with WHOIS protection services has triggered an outcry in the internet community. Jeftovic believes that
absent a breach of service terms such as net abuse, the only basis for disclosing underlying Registrant data, especially to copyright and trademark complainants should be subject to: a court order (in a competent jurisdiction to the Proxy provider) a subpoena (in a competent jurisdiction to the Proxy provider) a pending civil action a URS or UDRP action.
Mark Jeftovic is the founder and CEO of easyDNS.com, an outsourced DNS provider since 1998 He is also the former Director to Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA), 2002-2005 and currently is running for Parliament as a Libertarian.
Segment 2: Nigel Shanley – Tales from the House of Blues
The legendary House of Blues on the Sunset Strip closed its doors on Monday. Nigel Shanley, who was there at the beginning and opened the House of Blues in Las Vegas, shares some of his memories of this iconic venue.
Jorge “Brasco” Hermida 10th Anniversary with WMR
The legend is still going strong after ten years!
A PROUD MOMENT FOR AMERICAN UNIVERSITY
My alma mater today is hosting President Obama where he give a foreign policy address with a particular focus on the Iran Deal at American University’s School of International Service on Wednesday, August 5. The White House chose American University, because it is where John F. Kennedy made his famous 1963 speech on nuclear disarmament and world peace.
President Obama’s Iran Deal speech at AU falls on the 52nd anniversary of the signing of the Limited Nuclear Test Ban Treaty–a treaty prefaced by Kennedy’s speech at AU. The treaty was signed on August 5, 1963, in Moscow by the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Soviet Union.
The speech will be streamed live on the White House website, and archival video of the speech will be provided on American University’s website. Follow on Twitter at @AmericanUand @WhiteHouse, and join us on Facebook.
Obama has made several appearances at American University in recent years.
During the 2008 presidential campaign, Kennedy family members, including the late Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass. and current U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy, endorsed Obama for president at a rally in Bender Arena.
In July 2010, President Obama gave a major immigration speech at SIS, calling for a system that “reflects our values as a nation of laws and a nation of immigrants.” In December 2013, Obama did a wide-ranging interview on MSNBC’s political show Hardball with Chris Matthews. In front of a packed crowd of AU students at the Greenberg Theatre, Obama offered his thoughts on health care, the NSA wiretapping controversy, Pope Francis, and high-stakes battles with House Republicans.
The Obama speech comes only days after American was named among the top 25 universities for start ups by Forbes Magazine.
AND SPEAKING OF AU . . .
AU and CLBR ALUM and FORMER HOB MEMBER
PETE KRONOWITT HAS A NEW RELEASE
AND SPEAKING OF CLBR ALUMS . . .
Bravo to John Oliver for featuring CLBR alum and District of Columbia Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton in his piece on DC Statehood.
We spoke with Norton in 2013 on the 212th anniversary of the District’s disenfranchisement. For more information click here.