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Re: Dave Farber comments on Re: Major Labels v. Backbones

  • From: Patrick W. Gilmore
  • Date: Sun Aug 18 11:21:13 2002


At 03:07 PM 8/17/2002 -0700, Vadim Antonov wrote:

>On 17 Aug 2002, Paul Vixie wrote:

>> I want to know what the homeland security department is likely to do
>> about all this, not what is good/bad for the citizens of hostile
>> nations or even nonhostile nations.
>
>Likely nothing, unless they are complete incompetents. The point is:
>there's no feasible way to achieve any gains by restricting access on
>per-country basis.

I doubt they are complete incompetents, but they are politicians. Sometimes people who are interested in a sound-bite or press-release do things which look, at least in retrospect, as stupid so they can garner some instant public reaction.

IOW: They may know it will not do any good, but they may do it any way for a front-page headline. Or at least to look like they are doing something.

At least that is my fear.

--
TTFN,
patrick





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