[arin-ppml] On USG 'granting of rights' (was: ARIN-PPML 2015-2)

John Curran jcurran at arin.net
Wed Jun 3 13:30:36 EDT 2015

On Jun 3, 2015, at 1:15 PM, William Herrin <bill at herrin.us> wrote:
> ...
> I think the closest available framework that makes any kind of sense
> within the history of jurisprudence is that Internet address blocks
> are documentary intangible property. John disagrees. Still, I can't
> help but notice that when ARIN has been in court, counsel has been in
> no rush to induce a judge to clarify the matter. 

Bill - 

That’s incorrect - we’ve actively welcomed clarity in such proceedings.

> Indeed ARIN appears to have sought every other avenue in which each case
> could be concluded without a judge having to reach the property question.

That is also incorrect.

A ruling on the particular question has not occurred because other parties have 
accepted orders which acknowledge that a transfer will only taking place in 
accordance with the community policy,  i.e. it is ultimately on those asserting the 
right to do otherwise (not ARIN) to pursue matters to their desired outcome.


John Curran
President and CEO

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