US Court Says False Whois is 'Material Falsification'

A court in the US has determined “that using whois privacy on domains can be considered ‘material falsification’.”
Domain Name News says that “the ruling doesn’t make use of whois privacy illegal. However coupling the use of privacy services with an allegation of intentional spamming and you’ve got the cards stacked against you.”
In another report, Marketing Pilgrim makes similar points, and adds that “Simply using a domain privacy service doesn’t make you a criminal, but the ruling appears to suggest that the use of such a service-especially in the use of sending spam emails-could be interpreted as trying to evade identification.”
For more information, see:
Whois Privacy Is ‘Material Falsification’
Use a Domain Privacy Service? There’s a Prison Sentence for That!