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Subject: Re: [oiic-formation-discuss] Level of detail needed in a TC Charter

marbux <marbux@gmail.com> wrote on 06/14/2008 11:56:06 PM:

> The law of conspiracy is vicious. Co-conspirator liability for the
> damages inflicted by all co-conspirators extends to anyone who shares
> the goal of the conspiracy and commits a solitary overt act in
> furtherance of the conspiracy's goal. There is no requirement that an
> actual agreement have been formed, and the sharing of the goal is
> almost always proved from circumstantial evidence that a party was
> aware of the goal and committed a single overt act in furtherance of
> that goal.  But things like TC Charters and resulting standards are
> treated as goal agreements under the Sherman Act, leaving only the
> question of whether the agreement is pro-competive or
> anti-competitive.

Paul, if you believe that our discussion, or my leadership of it, violates WTO agreements, the Sherman Antitrust Act, or the UN Declaration of Human Rights, then this is obviously far outside the scope of our charter discussion. You should raise your concerns directly with OASIS.  The have full ability to remove me from my current role, if they choose to.


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