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

  • From: Marshall Eubanks
  • Date: Wed Aug 21 22:52:14 2002

On Wed, 21 Aug 2002 22:32:22 -0700
 "Nigel Clarke" <nigel@forever-networks.com> wrote:
> 
> 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?

Well, it seems pretty certain that RIAA is doing DOS attacks on the
file sharing systems (by trying to flood them with fake files
masquerading as real MP3's). 

I would assume that these are not idle threats.

Regards
Marshall Eubanks


> 
> 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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