[At-Large] [lac-discuss-en] GigaOM article : Louis Vuitton asks for SOPA-like seizure of hundreds of websites

Bill Silverstein icann-list at sorehands.com
Tue May 15 02:41:17 UTC 2012

  Owners of properties information are a matter of public record in this
county. In most states the identities of the owners of corporations are
public record. Fictitiously named businesses are a matter of public
record. Even if the owners' address of all the above are not listed, in
most cases, the identity of the person who is authorized to receive
service of process are available.

  You also ignore that in a majority of the smaller crimes, that law
enforcement will not do anything about it unless handed a nice tidy
with a bow on it.

> On 05/14/2012 05:44 PM, Derek Smythe wrote:
>> Nobody is saying we should be vigilantes. What I am saying is we have
>> to give law enforcement the tools to be able to do their work. At the
>> same time we should take cognizance of the international nature of the
>> net.
> Those tool, at least here in the US, are called a subpoena, or a search
> warrant, an indictment, etc.
> There are rules about how those are executed and issued.
> Police have always found them inconvenient.
> But then again, all rights are inconvenient to those who wish to intrude
> upon them.
> Here in the US even those accused of being "terrorists" get the benefit
> of a FISA court.
> It strikes me as odd that those accused of internet bad acts are
> deserving of fewer protections than that accused terrorist with the
> ticking bomb.
> Having seen official bad acts, including police murder of a naked man, I
> am not one to concede the height of wisdom and unbiased justice to those
> who carry the banner of "law enforcement".
> Breaching Whois privacy may seem a small step, a small price.  But as
> Avri points out, it is not hard to see where protection of identity on
> the internet *is* important and of great social value.
> 	--karl--
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