Article on spammers and their infrastructure

Barry Shein bzs at world.std.com
Thu Dec 31 12:16:27 CST 2009


The obvious change RIRs could make would be to make sure the contracts
they allocate resources under give them the latitude to cancel those
contracts if certain boundaries of behavior are breached.

YES I REALIZE EASIER SAID THAN DONE.

But just as allocation of resources is not a transfer of ownership to
the allocatee by the same reasoning cancellation of that allocation
for breach of contract is just a withdrawal of said license, not a
"taking".

What's difficult is establishing a system of reasonable due process
within which to assert breaches, particularly given the many
jurisdictions involved.

ICANN is certainly building a model just like this with the UDRP etc.
so perhaps that's something to follow.

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