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Re: UUNET Pulling Peering Agreements & replacing them with charging under non-disclosure?
At 10:42 AM 5/2/97 -0500, Karl Denninger wrote: > >Trying to extort money to peer is exactly that - extortion. > >Karl Denninger (karl@MCS.Net)| MCSNet - The Finest Internet Connectivity I asked our telecommunications attorney, who bats 1000 in such matters, about the issues involved. His reply: >The action is probably anticompetitive. The problem is that the anti-trust >laws are so hard, costly and time-consuming to enforce in civil matters, >and for criminal you must get the state or federal authorities interested. > >To obtain relief you have to show intent and ability to monopolize. This >is not a price squeeze -- to the contrary. You have to show concerted >action. Market power. Damages. > >Notwithstanding my statement above about the authorities, I'd recommend all >who are concerned go to the justice department and seek an investigation. >That or even the threat often mitigates behavior. Larry Vaden, founder and CEO help-desk 903-813-4500 Internet Texoma, Inc. <http://www.texoma.net> direct line 903-870-0365 bringing the real Internet to rural Texomaland fax 903-868-8551 Member of TISPA and ISP/C pager 903-867-6571 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -