[arin-ppml] Policy Proposal: Customer Confidentiality

Milton L Mueller mueller at syr.edu
Wed Jun 10 12:14:45 EDT 2009

Broadcast licenses have been regulated as public trustee model for decades, but they have also been bought and sold for decades. While there are tensions between transferability of a right and its status as a resource regulated under a public trustee model, there is not complete incompatibilty. Not that I support the public trustee model, in broadcasting it's been a disaster, but if you want scientific understanding of regulatory regimes, let's just get that right. 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: arin-ppml-bounces at arin.net [mailto:arin-ppml-bounces at arin.net] On
> Behalf Of Kevin Kargel
> Sent: Wednesday, June 10, 2009 11:42 AM
> To: William Herrin; Aaron Wendel
> Cc: arin-ppml at arin.net
> Subject: Re: [arin-ppml] Policy Proposal: Customer Confidentiality
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: arin-ppml-bounces at arin.net [mailto:arin-ppml-bounces at arin.net] On
> > Behalf Of William Herrin
> > Sent: Tuesday, June 09, 2009 11:25 PM
> > To: Aaron Wendel
> >
> > IP addresses are like public right of ways. As an ISP you get to hold
> > lots of them in trust, but they aren't yours. They're ours, the
> > general public's, and while you hold them in trust you are accountable
> > for their use... not to ARIN but to the general public whose commons
> > you are so graciously being allowed to use at an almost negligible
> > cost.
> >
> Ah, but things have changed, you can now buy, sell and trade IP's thanks
> to
> powers vested by 2009-1.  I know that 2009-1 has words saying that the
> intention is not to create property, but if it walks like a duck and
> quacks
> like a duck...

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