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

John R. Levine johnl at iecc.com
Sat Nov 26 19:06:51 UTC 2011

> In this instance (my views as an individual and not representing anyone's
> views in this instance), the US has every right to. This is the *locus*:
> IANA delegates to RIRs and because IANA is based in the US, it is subject
> to US laws for all its intents and purposes.

I don't think you'll get a lot of sympathy for that theory.  I have bought 
books from amazon.co.uk.  Does that mean I'm subject to UK law?

> However, the issue and the question is should regulation be done at the ISP
> level or the RIR level?

Several of the ISPs appear to be in the Ukraine and are controlled by the 
criminals.  You need both.

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