[arin-ppml] Legacy RSA (was: Whois Integrity Policy Proposal)

Robert E. Seastrom ppml at rs.seastrom.com
Mon Aug 25 07:23:41 EDT 2008

"Kevin Oberman" <oberman at es.net> writes:

>> This is further clarified in the same paragraph: "A definitive finding
>> of a violation of law or regulation when established by a decision of a
>> national, state, or other government authority regarding (i) through
>> (iii) herein should similarly be sent to ARIN's General Counsel for
>> ARIN's review and action."
> This begs the question of "Who's law?" There are businesses (on-line
> casinos) operating completely legally in some ARIN countries which are
> considered illegal by the US and, if the owners of those companies set
> foot in the US, they are subject to arrest and some have been arrested,
> convicted and imprisoned.

Case in point would be offshore online gambling (in the Caribbean)
which is specifically aimed at US citizens.

> Even within the US, there are businesses that are explicitly legal under
> state laws in many states and illegal under federal laws. (I'm talking
> about medicinal pot). 

One need not go any further than gunbroker.com to find articles
advertised that are completely legal in most states but illegal in one
or more.  Need I even raise some of the misguided overstepping that's
happened in some state legislatures regarding "adult content"?

> Does ARIN really want to get into this tar pit?

I could get behind a notion that fraud in dealing with ARIN should
have severe repercussions.  The current verbiage seems to suggest that
I could get resources pulled if one of my users gets whacked for
running a bittorrent tracker full of pirated software metadata, or
maybe a tor exit point.

Disclaimer: I'm on the AC, I have legacy resources, I have not (yet)
signed the LRSA.


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