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Short Take: Group tries to stall cybersquatter plan

Academics and Net stakeholders are petitioning the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers to forego any vote on a proposal to slap tough new restrictions on cybersquatters. ICANN may consider the World Intellectual Property Organization's proposal to curb the practice at its May 27 meeting. The proposal could give special rights to "famous" worldwide trademark holders, which the 25 signatories say is problematic.

Academics and Net stakeholders are petitioning the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers to forego any vote on a proposal to slap tough new restrictions on cybersquatters. ICANN may consider the World Intellectual Property Organization's proposal to curb the practice at its May 27 meeting. The proposal could give special rights to "famous" worldwide trademark holders, which the 25 signatories say is problematic.