IP addresses are now assets

Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu
Fri Dec 2 07:48:31 UTC 2011

On Fri, 02 Dec 2011 05:20:39 GMT, John Curran said:
> ARIN holds that IP address space is not property but is managed as a
> public resource.  Address holders may have certain rights (such as the
> right to be the registrant of the address block, the right to transfer the
> registration, etc.) but these rights intersect with additional rights to the
> same address blocks which are held by the community (such as the right
> of visibility to the public portion of registrations).  The registry policies
> (set by the community via open and transparent processes) govern the
> intersection and application of these rights.

Would it be correct to summarize the ARIN position as "It's murkier than Cerner
makes it out to be, and some lawyers are gonna get stinking filthy rich
litigating this one"?


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