s-a-m on 22 Aug 2000 18:50:29 -0000

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<nettime> Olympic Shut-Down...

 From the Guardian:

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced that it is to
prosecute nearly 2,000 unauthorised Olympic websites and scour the
internet for further sites said to be infringing its "property rights"
during the Sydney Games. 

The IOC yesterday confirmed that it had filed a lawsuit in the US federal
court against more than 1,800 registered internet domain names, but denied
the crackdown was motivated by a desire to protect its lucrative TV
contract with official US broadcaster NBC. 

See the complete article at 


This move by the IOC is a concern. Hopefully, activists in Sydney will
resist this and show the IOC and the NBC that it is the people who own the
net - not a small elite club. 


More: If you feel like watching a video related to The Peace Walk to 
Sydney, visit http://www.melbourne.indymedia.org/display.php3?article_id=46


Enjoy, Sam...
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