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

John R. Levine johnl at iecc.com
Sat Nov 26 19:54:29 UTC 2011

> In this instance, are "IP addresses property"? When IANA assigns numbers to
> the RIRs, does it become the RIR's property devoid of IANA's future
> involvement?

That is a legally unresolved question.  Even within the US, different 
courts have come to different conclusions.

>> Several of the ISPs appear to be in the Ukraine and are controlled by the
>> criminals.  You need both.
> What is definitely interesting is what the boundaries are?

Between what and what?  If ISPs are cooperative, you can ask them to shut 
down the crooks.  If they aren't, you have to go upstream to RIRs and 

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