NAIPR Message

ARIN Trustees

In light of the recent article in/on Wired entitled...

	"DOJ To Brief Companies on Espionage Act".

here are some quotes...[1]

	"Foreign technology companies that want to keep up
	with US competition had better tread lightly."
	...
	"The obscure new espionage law, passed in October
	by Congress and signed by President Clinton, attempts
	to stop companies from obtaining trade secrets..."
	...
	"As long as foreign companies maintain a low profile,
	they will likely elude prosecution under the act."
	...
	"The law, which passed without fanfare, imposes felony
	crimes on those found guilty of obtaining trade secrets of
	US companies - even if some of the data was already
	publicly available."

[1] <http://www.wired.com/news/> 


Can the proposed Trustees or anyone else explain how
ARIN is going to be able to deal with company trade secrets
and not end up with Canadian or Mexican companies
becoming "high profile" ?

--
Jim Fleming
Unir Corporation

e-mail:
JimFleming at unety.net
JimFleming at unety.s0.g0 (EDNS/IPv8)