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Re: Eat this RIAA (or, the war has begun?) - Why not all ISPs?
On Thu, 22 Aug 2002, Pawlukiewicz Jane wrote: > I am confused by what you just said. The common carrier principle does > not apply here. AT least, the last time I checked no internet companies > were considered under that principle. The reason, I believe, is that the > internet is still not considered a necessity. I'm not sure if that's the reason. > Antitrust laws definitely do, however. IANAL > either, but collusion is collusion. It could be clearly shown that Antitrust doens't apply here. After all, there is no 'illegal' profit to be made from censoring the RIA/MPAA. Apart from the fact that I think it's morally wrnog to censor as an ISP, no matter what reason, I think it would also set a bad example. We don't want to be (technically) seen to able to filter. As soon as that happens, even if it starts with a joke against RIA, would mean a truckload of requests/threats/lawsuits to censor/filter. Paul "I'm just an ISP" Wouters