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Re: Major Labels v. Backbones
- From: Majdi S. Abbas
- Date: Sat Aug 17 22:36:20 2002
On Sat, Aug 17, 2002 at 05:04:05PM -0400, Jared Mauch wrote:
> > --The service provider must not determine the recipients of the material.
> One could argue (in theory) that a routing-table lookup
> may satisfy this.
I'm not so sure. Generally speaking, a destination network is a
given ISP, not a given individual. And it's highly impractical for an ISP
to know the /individual/ a packet is destined for from the address.
> > --The material must be transmitted with no modification to its content.
> Same theory here also, where one decrements ttl, since we are
> talking about ip packets here.
I believe they're referring to copyrighted material which is
wholly contained in the payload of the packets involved.
> Either way, this is an interesting test case and I do
> hope it receives immediate dismissal. This would be like asking
> the phone company to turn off phone service for people that arrange
> drug deals or similar. Not something that I see happening.
I have to say I expect this one to be disposed of pretty quickly,
but we'll see...