PeeringDB Acceptable Use Policy

The PeeringDB Acceptable Use Policy explicitly states the parameters that copyright extends to:

"Except for Internet operational purposes approved by PeeringDB, no part of the PeeringDB data may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, recording, or otherwise, without prior permission of PeeringDB on behalf of the copyright holders. Any use of this material to target advertising or similar activities is explicitly forbidden and will be prosecuted. PeeringDB requests to be notified of any such activities or suspicions thereof. The PeeringDB data may not be passed on in bulk to any other person or organization unless approved by PeeringDB."

Any request to pass on information to any other person or organization will be evaluated on the statement of purpose outlined by the requestor.

Users will not be able to download the full contents of the database unless the intended use is for "Internet operational issues". These words are tightly defined and would include network trouble-shooting, abuse reporting, and Internet research and analysis. It would not include compiling marketing lists, demographic mapping, or any other commercial application.

Each request would be carefully considered in light of the PeeringDB Acceptable Use Policy.