[anti-abuse-wg] meeting minutes
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Wed Jun 13 18:34:37 CEST 2012
>Pretty much all domain name registries will hold copyright in their whois >database Do a lookup on any ccTLD domain name and you'll see this The point is that nobody holds a copyright on a set of facts such as whois registration data. People just put these banner notices without any thought to whether they have legal authority to do so or whether they make sense at all. They may have some rights but it is not under copyright law. I did not contact .ro but I have contacted others about their whois policies. RIPE gave evasive answers and ARIN will not give any kind of answer other than to point to their posted policies (when I asked for clarification they won't answer). It is generally a waste of time to contact whois operators about these issues because you will get some techie who thinks he knows it all and who thinks his technical knowledge gives him a free pass to disregard the law. When you point out things that don't make sense they just don't answer. it is like this group, you ask that the minutes be fixed so people can understand it you get excuses and/or no response. This is just arrogance of techies who want to shut out the users.