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William Herrin bill at herrin.us
Mon Dec 7 16:43:36 EST 2009

On Mon, Dec 7, 2009 at 2:49 PM, Chris Engel <cengel at sponsordirect.com> wrote:
> Why, practically, should holding 9 IP's rather then 7 change
> the requirements for that burden

It shouldn't. It also shouldn't be a text template email process. But
it's enough of a nuisance to change it and nobody's beating down the
door clamoring for improvement.

My own viewpoint is that depending on how you look at it, holding IP
addresses is either the same as owning a house or its the same as
leasing an attachment on a power pole in a public right-of-way. In
both cases, the public has a reasonable interest in and a reasonable
right to know who the responsible legal entity is in detail.

The ISPs have fought hard to avoid legal liability for user behavior.
Disclosure is a reasonable price for that privilege.

But that's strictly an opinion. I'm not interested in arguing about it
and won't oppose policy either way.

Bill Herrin

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Falls Church, VA 22042-3004

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