HIJACKED: -- WTF? Level3 is now doing IP hijacking??

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Thu Mar 31 00:15:38 CDT 2011

If they put it on letterhead and signed their own name in such a way that it purports
to be an agent of the organization for which they were not an authorized agent, that
is usually enough to become a criminal act, whether it is considered forgery, fraud,
or something else, I'm not sure about the exact technicalities and they may vary
by jurisdiction.


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On Mar 30, 2011, at 11:53 PM, Brandon Ross <bross at pobox.com> wrote:

> On Wed, 30 Mar 2011, Ross Harvey wrote:
>> Wait a second, I'm pretty sure that in most contexts, a signature or
>> letterhead means not so much "this is real because it's so obviously
>> genuine", but rather:
>> "This is real or I am willing to take a forgery rap".
> Do you think most providers check the signer's ID to make sure they actually signed their own name?  How do you prove that whomever you accuse of signing it actually forged it if not?
> Does anyone know of there ever being even a single case where someone was convicted of forgery for this?
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