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"Leasing" of space via non-connectivity providers



>> Your right to use a particular set of addresses on a particular
>> network is not granted by any RIR.

As far as I know, there's no case law about address space assignments.

There's been a bunch of cases where someone stole address space by
pretending to be the original assignee, like the SF Bay Packet Radio
case in 2008, but as far as I know, the ones that have been resolved
were resolved without a court's help.  There's also plenty of stolen
address space still in use by the party that stole it.

If there have been cases with a willing seller and a willing buyer
where ARIN has refused to update WHOIS or rDNS, I'd be interested to
hear about them.

R's,
John