@ Did you sign any such contract when you got your IP addresses? Are there
@ any laws in your jurisdiction stating the ownership and appropriate use of
@ your addresses?
People who are homesteading may not have "signed" anything.
Other people may have signed papers and paid money.
@ There is no workable analogy in this case because there are no contracts and
@ no laws regarding anything on the Net at this point. Until ARIN makes you
@ sign an acceptable-use agreement (and makes pre-1996 "owners" sign it too),
@ there can be no enforceable policy other than what the core router owners
@ decide. Routability determines address assignment far more definitively
@ than a NIC board room full of cigar smoke and $10k fees.
@ Stephen Sprunk
How do you know...."there are no contracts and no laws"...?