[At-Large] US v John Doe 1 & Others [Defendants]

John R. Levine johnl at iecc.com
Sat Nov 26 18:43:21 UTC 2011

> http://images.spaceref.com/news/2011/ProtectiveOrder.pdf
> What is of interest in the Order is that it mentions all the RIRs that are
> served Notice have to comply with the instructions within the Judgment.

The RIR in question is RIPE which is located in Amsterdam, and the Dutch 
police ordered them to comply.  Now there's some interesting European 
legal wrangling about whether the police had the authority to issue the 

This is definitely not a situation where the US is attempting to directly 
order RIPE to do anything.

Also note that nobody is disputing the merits of the order -- this is 
about the DNSchanger malware which reroutes victims' DNS queries to 
servers run by the bad guys, and the order arranges for the IP addresses 
used for those servers to be rerouted to honest DNS caches run by ISC.

John Levine, johnl at iecc.com, Primary Perpetrator of "The Internet for Dummies",
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