Kremen VS Arin Antitrust Lawsuit - Anyone have feedback?

Michael.Dillon at Michael.Dillon at
Mon Sep 11 10:45:52 UTC 2006

>    Even if you assume that allocations made by ARIN are not property, 
> hard to argue that pre-ARIN allocations are not. They're not subject to
> revocation and their grant wasn't conditioned on compliance with 

The reason that ARIN allocations are not property is
that pre-ARIN allocations were not property. ARIN is
merely continuing the former process with more structure
and public oversight. Are telephone numbers property?

In any case, since the conditions of the pre-ARIN allocations
were all informal, unrecorded and largely verbal, nobody
can prove that there was any kind of irrevocable grant.

--Michael Dillon

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