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Re: Kremen VS Arin Antitrust Lawsuit - Anyone have feedback?
- From: Mark Kent
- Date: Fri Sep 08 16:30:33 2006
>> More to the point, how can ARIN refuse such an order?
I would guess ARIN's point is "It's not yours to give" and that the
original court overstepped their bounds and clearly misunderstood the
whole notion of IP address "ownership."
Also, I think your example is almost as flawed as mine, and the
bidding for spectrum establishes a marketplace for it, while there is
no such thing for IP space.
I think a closer example is an operation that has phone numbers,
or perhaps more specifically, a 555 number. 555 numbers are supposed
to be for "information services" and are assigned based on some guidelines.
Suppose I win a suit against some bozo who runs just such a service
and has a 555 number and I get awarded his assets. So, I sell the
"information services company" but keep the 555 number for myself
(because it would be cool).
Should I be allowed to keep the 555 number, or should I have to establish
that my use will fit under the current guidelines, just like everyone else?
P.S. I get NANOG in digest form, so I may not be completely
up-to-date on this discussion.