[At-Large] FW: Withdraw the gun database

John R. Levine johnl at iecc.com
Mon Jan 21 22:38:18 UTC 2013

I have to say, if I were working for an eastern European crime syndicate, 
and I wanted to make it as hard as possible for ISPs and law enforcement 
to track me down, these are exactly the kind of ridiculous hoops I would 
want to force people to jump through in WHOIS access.


> I forgot one more step:
> That the person making the data inquiry agree to a binding
> contract/terms-of-service that obligates that person to use the data
> obtained via the inquiry for the sole and exclusive purpose of resolving
> the specific rights violation being complained of, that the data will
> not be retained after that resolution, and that the data will not be
> conveyed to third parties or integrated into any aggregate data. In
> addition that contract/terms-of-service should explicitly create third
> party beneficiary rights of enforcement and to receive attorney fees and
> costs should the person making the inquiry violate the
> contract/terms-of-service.

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