[arin-ppml] About needs basis in 8.3 transfers

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Sat Jun 7 03:22:53 EDT 2014

On Jun 6, 2014, at 8:43 AM, Andrew Sullivan <ajs at anvilwalrusden.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Jun 06, 2014 at 03:06:24PM +0000, Milton L Mueller wrote:
>> You have to do a better job of explaining why it is "fair" to force a willing seller and a willing buyer to submit to an additional step when that step both limits the quantity of resources available for transfer and raises the cost of participating in the market by a substantial degree. 
> Not only that.  If you believe that the purpose of self-regulation is
> to avoid legislators coming in, you need to explain why the
> self-regulation is not burdensome, lest legislators decide that such a
> burden is unreasonable and should be taken over by "adults" (where
> "adults" and "legislators" are conflated).

Given that no expansion or increased burden of regulation is being proposed vs. regulations that everyone has accepted for more than a decade, I think that case is pretty well proven.

When seeking to reduce regulations, the burden is to prove that such a relaxation of regulations would not be harmful.


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