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    Re:ICANN Steps Up to Become "Internet Interpol"
    by Anonymous on Friday June 24 2005, @05:58AM (#15675)
    Here Come the ICANN Police and the ISOC
    with local law enforcement in tow, doing as
    they are told.

    A while back I had to disable WEP to resolve an issue with another network device and this program alerted me to a neighbor connecting his laptop to my Wi-Fi network. That former neighbor was given a six month jail sentence (that was suspended in favor for two years of probation) for theft of services.

      In my case I had two possibilities. The very old couple who didn't own a computer on my left or the neighbor on my right. When I filed the police report I told them to go my neighbor on my right (after I spent what seemed like an eternity explaining to the cops what had happened). The name in the PSP wouldn't mean much, its your PSP's MAC address that will get you caught. I told them that his computer's MAC address would be 00:00:..... Again, I had to spend what seemed like an eternity explaining what a MAC address was.

    The police really had no concept of what I was trying to tell them and only took a report. The next day I went down to the station and spoke with a detective. They eventually went to his house and ultimately discovered the MAC address I had given them belonged to his notebook and he was charged with theft of services. To add insult to his injury, he had to pay me $100 for some sort of Victim Assistance Program the court had.
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    Re:ICANN Steps Up to Become "Internet Interpol"
    by Anonymous on Friday June 24 2005, @07:53AM (#15676)
    Yes, you vil do business with the RIRs !!!

    Do not object when the RIRs demand all of your
    business plans, financial information, and
    personal information and circulate it to
    "the Society".

    Don't ask how the RIRs were created or approved.
    Pay no attention to all of Jon Postel's cronies
    running the RIRs. Don't ask where all the money
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    Re:ICANN Steps Up to Become "Internet Interpol"
    by Anonymous on Friday June 24 2005, @07:57AM (#15677)

    Read the rest of this comment...

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    Re:ICANN Steps Up to Become "Internet Interpol"
    by Anonymous on Friday June 24 2005, @09:14PM (#15681)
    ICANN Board admits that the ISOC-IETF-IESG runs IANA. No wonder the ISOC was awarded the .ORG TLD
    to fund their little clique of insiders.

    http://www1.ietf.org/mail-archive/web /ietf/current/msg35864.html

    "until we can have
    the protocol police arrest those who do things on the Internet
    of which the IETF does not approve, there is no stopping them."

    "With the changes in the community in the last decade, and with
    Jon's death and IANA's necessarily assuming less of an
    evaluation function, we've shifted much of that evaluation
    function to the IESG or people appointed by it."

    "But if, instead, we are simply binding allocation of protocol
    parameters to the IESG's, or even the IETF's, notions of
    goodness, I think we are going to get ourselves into a lot of
    trouble, possibly to the point of making ourselves irrelevant
    and encouraging chaos on the Internet."
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