[ppml] Fw: Can a Customer take their IP's with them? (Court says yes!)

Ed Allen Smith easmith at beatrice.rutgers.edu
Tue Jun 29 19:33:34 EDT 2004

In message <16609.63413.952507.676875 at ran.psg.com> (on 29 June 2004 16:13:57
-0700), randy at psg.com (Randy Bush) wrote:
>>> just to kick the silliness off, my fading memory is of generall
>>> consensus once upon a time that giving a departing customer a
>>> minumum of three to a maximum of six months to renumber was
>>> appropriate.
>> This would, I hope, depend on whether the customer was leaving
>> due to a TOS violation or not?
>my memory is that this was not an element of any discussion.
>my opinion is that it makes little difference.  one should not
>confiscate property, whether loaned or owned.

If the property is loaned (whether or not it was previously loaned to the
new loaning party) under conditions, and said conditions are violated, then
the loan is properly terminated/terminatable. In order to prevent further
abuse, this termination may need to be adrupt, whether or not courtesy
dictates that said termination not be adrupt without the element of abuse
involved. (We do not know as yet whether abuse was involved in this
instance, of course. Anyone have any data on that?)


Allen Smith                       http://cesario.rutgers.edu/easmith/
February 1, 2003                               Space Shuttle Columbia
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