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Re: Director Database Marketing (Herndon VA US) (http://www.saic.com/career/jobs/c5

  • From: Patrick Greenwell
  • Date: Thu Sep 03 00:59:15 1998

On Wed, 2 Sep 1998, Tim Salo wrote:

> > Take a look at http://www.cavebear.com/nsf-dns/ for some answers (or more
> > questions depending on your POV.)
> 
> Note that Karl's document:
> 
> o	Is focused on whether the whois database is within the purview of
> 	the Privacy Act of 1974, but doesn't directly address the ownership
> 	of the whois database;

I am no lawyer, but have been following these events with a great deal of
interest. My understanding is that if you answer the question of if the
Privacy Act of 1974 is relative, then you have answered the question of
who owns the database. The Privacy Act would not apply to a privately
owned database, but would apply to a government owned one. So, given the
response to Karls inquiry, it would appear that NSF at least believes it
to be the property of NSI. 


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