"Leasing" of space via non-connectivity providers

Aaron Wendel aaron at wholesaleinternet.net
Sat Feb 5 17:12:40 CST 2011

How can someone steal something from you that you don’t own?




From: John Levine [mailto:johnl at iecc.com] 
Sent: Saturday, February 05, 2011 5:06 PM
To: nanog at nanog.org
Subject: Re: "Leasing" of space via non-connectivity providers


>> Your right to use a particular set of addresses on a particular
>> network is not granted by any RIR.

As far as I know, there's no case law about address space assignments.

There's been a bunch of cases where someone stole address space by
pretending to be the original assignee, like the SF Bay Packet Radio
case in 2008, but as far as I know, the ones that have been resolved
were resolved without a court's help.  There's also plenty of stolen
address space still in use by the party that stole it.

If there have been cases with a willing seller and a willing buyer
where ARIN has refused to update WHOIS or rDNS, I'd be interested to
hear about them.



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