SECTION 1. TRADEMARKS Article 13. Domain names on the Internet
[13.1. Each Party shall participate in the Government Advisory Committee (GAC) of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to promote appropriate country code Top Level Domain (ccTLD) administration and delegation practices and appropriate contractual relationships for the administration of the ccTLDs in the Hemisphere. Each Party shall have its domestic Network Information Centers (NICs) participate in the ICANN Uniform Dispute Resolution Procedure (UDRP) to address the problem of cyber-piracy of trademarks.]
Note: Trademarks. Article 13.1 mandates that FTAA countries rely on a private and unaccountable body, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to resolve domain names disputes, including disputes with free speech implications. Organizations or individuals using a .us domain should retain the right to go to court in the US as should organizations or individuals using another country code Top level Domain (ccTLD).
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