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The RIPE NCC's Case Against the State of the Netherlands Dismissed

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On 29 November 2012, the RIPE NCC appeared in court after it filed a summons against the state of the Netherlands following a police order on 8 November 2011 to temporarily "lock" a set of specific registrations in the RIPE Database. The RIPE NCC filed this summons because it wanted the Dutch court to clarify what the RIPE NCC's obligations are for such orders in future. 

On 13 February 2013, the RIPE NCC received the verdict that the Dutch court had deemed the RIPE NCC's case "inadmissible" and that it had been dismissed. 

The RIPE NCC is now considering its options and conducting an analysis of the verdict. The RIPE NCC will communicate its findings to the membership and the RIPE community. 

For further background on this story, see: Summons of the RIPE NCC Against the State of the Netherlands.

The full verdict is available in Dutch as a PDF.