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Re: Director Database Marketing (Herndon VA US) (

  • From: Patrick Greenwell
  • Date: Wed Sep 02 22:06:28 1998

On Wed, 2 Sep 1998, Tim Salo wrote:

> > Did the idiots at SAIC forget that they don't *own* the domain information
> > again?
> And, what makes you think that NSI doesn't have intellectual property
> rights to the whois database.  Again, please frame your answer in the
> context of the applicable Federal law and regulations, probably the
> FARs and the contract or cooperative agreement between NSI and the NSF.
> And, even if NSI doesn't "own" rights (either copyright or trade secret) to
> the whois database, what makes you think that NSI must provide the 
> database to anyone else?  And, if NSI is obligated to provide the database
> to another party, (e.g., the U.S. Government), what makes you think that
> that party is permitted or obligated to provide it to another party?
> I don't know that the answers are to these questions, but I haven't met
> anyone who I thought had a clue either.

Take a look at for some answers (or more
questions depending on your POV.)

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