[At-Large] 9th Circuit Court ruling on ICANN Contract.

Karl Auerbach karl at cavebear.com
Thu Dec 23 22:14:38 UTC 2010

On 12/22/2010 10:40 AM, Bill Silverstein wrote:

> It is not vigilante justice to know the identity of the owner of  a domain
> name.

Oh yes indeed it is.  It is most definitely vigilante action to take 
away the right of an accused - merely on the basis of that accusation. 
In this case the rights are those of privacy and due process.

> The problem is, especially when trying to track spammers, is that is this
> a misguided bad actor sending  spam from advertising one site, or is this
> a criminal organization sending advertising for thousands of sites?

The burden of making the case ought to be on the one making the 
accusation - of do we want the kind of "justice" that Kafka described in 
"The Trial"?


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