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WHOIS Privacy

  • To: comments-ppsai-initial-05may15@xxxxxxxxx
  • Subject: WHOIS Privacy
  • From: Chris Bushick <cbushick@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 07 Jul 2015 23:22:02 -0700


I am GREATLY against to the proposed changes to the rules governing privacy and proxy services as listed in the 2013 Registrar Accreditation Agreement.

I understand that US entertainment companies are a major force in pushing for this change so that they may identify persons infringing on their copyrights and trademarks; however, these companies already have the power to obtain this information via subpoenas.

While obtaining identity information directly may be more expeditious for these companies, it presents a huge burden to individuals running personal websites and to the owners of small home businesses that have a website. Making public the name, home address, and telephone number of these owners of small websites will expose these individuals to an increased risk of harassment, intimidation, and identity theft.

Please respect our privacy and scrap this proposal to eliminate website anonymity!

Thank you,
Chris Bushick

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