Re: Worst Case Scenarios - SPI and Lawsuits

From: Oliver Elphick <olly(at)lfix(dot)co(dot)uk>
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Subject: Re: Worst Case Scenarios - SPI and Lawsuits
Date: 2002-01-11 19:09:52
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On Fri, 2002-01-11 at 15:17, Brian Ristuccia wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 11, 2002 at 08:08:40AM -0600, Rourk, Chris wrote:
> >
> > Domains, of course, can be owned. The simple fix for this is to create a
> > non-profit transfer SPI's domains to them, and then license the use of
> > SPI's domain names back to SPI.
> >
> Ok. But what if that non-profit gets sued (say as a result of some large
> corporation's dislike of certain multimedia software on
> or a dangerous cult group with a vendetta and a friendly judge) and a
> judgement gets entered for some huge amount of money. Since the domains are
> the non-profit's only asset, wouldn't they get sold at a bankrupcy auction?
> We haven't solved the problem, but rather just moved it...
> Is it possible to make the domain registrant be some group of individuals
> and corporations such that it wouldn't seem fair to penalize all of them
> just because one went bankrupt?

Maybe it could be arranged for any assets used or held for Debian to be
held on trust? That would put them outside the reach of creditors of
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