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    Re: Congress Holds Hearing on Whois
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Friday July 13 2001, @01:36PM (#1311)
    User #2810 Info
    How many cybersquatters in your experience give accurate information in the first place? Look at the UDRP examples of clear cybersquatting, the original contact info is bogus in a vast majority of the cases. Your claim that cybersquatters originally give accurate WHOIS info and then suddenly stop answering phones or faxes (or change numbers) or refuse mail (or change addresses) just because you are on to them over a name is scarce credible. If you have accurate info and then lose them entirely you're in the wrong business. Some actual examples and/or a posting from a non Anon give your claims some weight.

    As a registrant I'm deluged with spam and receive unsolicited phone and fax calls and under an equally (or more) open WHOIS I will receive more. I'm supposed to accept this so that you (who use anonymity) have the right to track down someone who may be infringing a trademark and may have given correct contact info, so that you may receive some sort of redress. How and why does your right trump my right, which is, as Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. put it (approximately): the right most prized by modern man, the right to be left alone.

    Here's some coverage on this from WIRED. -g

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