[At-Large] R: FW: Withdraw the gun database

Evan Leibovitch evan at telly.org
Tue Jan 22 21:53:48 UTC 2013

On 22 January 2013 16:16, Karl Auerbach <karl at cavebear.com> wrote:

> (Which leaves open how one imposes terms of service on access that
> does not go through a web interface.)

Based on a number of non-related examples, I've seen this problem licked
elsewhere, through the requirement for user-specific API keys. The issuance
and use of said keys is dependent on the recipients' agreeing to the
appropriate ToS.

While I'm arguing that WHOIS data should be accurate and available, I do
not see registration and ToS acceptance as being an unreasonable barrier to

- Evan

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