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Re: Government scrutiny is headed our way

  • From: Curt Howland
  • Date: Tue Jun 16 16:05:04 1998

Karl,

*You* may wish to make your life more convenient by bringing
government force into your relationship with other network
providers, why by what divine right do you get to impose your
convenience on others by force?

Just go ahead and filter the offenders. When their customers
cannot reach your services, or their server customers get 
contacted by your customers about the policies of their ISP,
either they will change their policies or they will loose 
customers.

It is MUCH more effective to guide business policies by the
lure of money than by the gun. Each and every network service
I have worked for has, once the benefits of cooperation were
pointed out to them, changed their tune.

Maybe if it were someone advocating force against YOU you 
wouldn't be quite so pleased at the prospect as when you think
the cavalry is coming to rescue YOU.

Curt-





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