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RE: Eat this RIAA (or, the war has begun?) - Why not all ISPs?

  • From: Nigel Clarke
  • Date: Wed Aug 21 22:43:46 2002

However, this type of action might not be necessary at all.

Some of the users on this list think RIAA's recent actions are nothing more
than empty threats.
Why doesn't NANOG make a few of its own?

A "polite" letter from a NANOG representative should do the trick.

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-nanog@merit.edu [mailto:owner-nanog@merit.edu]On Behalf Of
J.A. Terranson
Sent: Wednesday, August 21, 2002 7:01 PM
To: Nigel Clarke
Cc: Richard A Steenbergen; Jerry Eyers; nanog@merit.edu
Subject: RE: Eat this RIAA (or, the war has begun?) - Why not all ISPs?






> On Wed, Aug 21, 2002 at 09:08:03PM -0700, Nigel Clarke wrote:
> >
> > Why don't larger ISPs follow through on this? Simply deny RIAA any
> > access...
>
> And what IPs precisely are you planning to deny? So far its all idle
> threats, we have no idea where they plan to launch their scans or hacking
> attempts from, or even if they have any clue how to hack anything. I
> highly doubt they'll be attaching riaa.com to it either.


The blocking of any an all directly RIAA sites, feeds, etc, would
produce an economic reaction.  Cut off their sales websites, their
basic connectivity (how much money do you think it would cost them
to go back to snail mail today?), their [few] subscription sites.

Let the money do the work.


Yours,

J.A. Terranson
sysadmin@mfn.org

* SPEAKING STRICTLY IN A PERSONAL CAPACITY *  at this time anyway.
We'll see if we can't change that.  Tomorrow.  Goddamn right!





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