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Re: Eat this RIAA (or, the war has begun?) - Why not all ISPs?
On Thu, 22 Aug 2002, Rob Healey wrote: > Can ISP's arbitrarily refuse to give service to someone who tries > to sign up? i.e. if everyone refused to give Sony service could they > sue on some sort of discrimination/collusion charge? ISPs, if they wanted, could have a policy that states "We refuse to service people of color, alternate sexualities, non-christians, and women. If you fit that, don't apply." > Do ISP/ASP/*SP's HAVE to provide services if someone knocks on the > door requesting them or can they refuse for any reason what so ever? Any private business can serve whoever they want. > Any armchair lawyers, who play one on TV, have the/an answer? I'm not a lawyer, but this is pretty fundemental so you get my input anyway. Andy xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Andy Dills 301-682-9972 Xecunet, LLC www.xecu.net xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Dialup * Webhosting * E-Commerce * High-Speed Access