[arin-ppml] Change of Use and ARIN (was: Re: AFRINIC And The Stability Of The Internet Number Registry System)

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Mon Sep 13 16:49:03 EDT 2021



> On Sep 13, 2021, at 12:21 , William Herrin <bill at herrin.us> wrote:
> 
> On Mon, Sep 13, 2021 at 12:01 PM Owen DeLong via ARIN-PPML
> <arin-ppml at arin.net> wrote:
>>> On Sep 13, 2021, at 11:03 , Joe Maimon <jmaimon at chl.com> wrote:
>>> The most salient difference is that the USG own the airwaves and regulates them.
>> 
>> I am convinced that they regulate them.
>> 
>> I am not convinced that they own them.
> 
> Hi Owen,
> 
> Ownership is a bundle of 5 rights. If you have all 5, you own the thing.
> 
> The right of possession

Define possession in the context of an EM wave propagating?

> The right of control

Well, the government has (arguably) some control over some EM waves in some contexts.

> The right of exclusion

Define exclusion in the context of an EM wave propagating?

> The right to derive income

I guess spectrum auctions have sort of settled that question.

> The right of disposition

Define disposition in the context of an EM wave propagating?

Owen



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