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Re: Kremen VS Arin Antitrust Lawsuit - Anyone have feedback?
>> More to the point, how can ARIN refuse such an order? I would guess ARIN's point is "It's not yours to give" and that the original court overstepped their bounds and clearly misunderstood the whole notion of IP address "ownership." Also, I think your example is almost as flawed as mine, and the bidding for spectrum establishes a marketplace for it, while there is no such thing for IP space. I think a closer example is an operation that has phone numbers, or perhaps more specifically, a 555 number. 555 numbers are supposed to be for "information services" and are assigned based on some guidelines. Suppose I win a suit against some bozo who runs just such a service and has a 555 number and I get awarded his assets. So, I sell the "information services company" but keep the 555 number for myself (because it would be cool). Should I be allowed to keep the 555 number, or should I have to establish that my use will fit under the current guidelines, just like everyone else? -mark P.S. I get NANOG in digest form, so I may not be completely up-to-date on this discussion.