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Is WHOIS going to go away?
I believe you are mistaken as to current law in the USA:
The Supreme Court has ruled repeatedly that the right to anonymous
free speech is protected by the First Amendment. A frequently cited
1995 Supreme Court ruling in McIntyre v. Ohio Elections Commission
reads: Anonymity is a shield from the tyranny of the majority...
Google for that phrase "anonymity is a shield from the tyranny of
the majority" to see more references.
I'll drop the discussion here, as it's likely to only continue down
the rathole and I've said my piece.