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[ih] Some Questions over IPv4 Ownership

On Oct 14, 2010, at 11:49 AM, Jack Haverty wrote:
> On Thu, 2010-10-14 at 10:30 -0400, Ernesto Rubi wrote:
>> Someone, somewhere really ought to spend a whole semester locked in a
>> room researching this.  If only I had graduate assistants...hehehe
> I think this will happen when somebody decides to sue somebody else
> about ownership rights.  That could trigger a whole new industry around
> Internet Law, not only in the US but all the other countries on the
> planet.  I'm surprised it hasn't happened already.

It's already occurred, with the result being a District Judge reconsidered their
prior order regarding to IP addresses and instead affirming that IP addresses are 
"administered in a public trust".   Relevant law article here: 

I provided this information to Ernesto, but apparently it made more sense 
to continue with the specious property thread rather than anchor it in any 
actual jurisprudence.


John Curran
President and CEO