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Re: $12,000 per person registration fee (was RE: Eat this RIAA)

  • From: Robert A. Hayden
  • Date: Thu Aug 22 12:55:17 2002

Doesn't the RIAA's ISP(s) have an AUP that would put a stop to their
behaviour?

On Thu, 22 Aug 2002, Owen DeLong wrote:

>
> While I agree with Sean that NANOG is not the place to lobby, I would
> also
> state that the coordination of a BGP blockade against RIAA's harmful
> policies is an internet traffic management issue requiring coordination
> among providers to solve.
>
> Owen
>
> Sean Donelan wrote:
> >
> > On Wed, 21 Aug 2002, Nigel Clarke 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?
> > >
> > > A "polite" letter from a NANOG representative should do the trick.
> >
> > The RIAA's annual budget is roughly $18 million.  That pays for lawyers
> > and other stuff which goes into writing "polite" letters. To raise that
> > much money Merit would need to charge about $12,000 per person per NANOG
> > meeting.  People complain the current $300 registration fee is too much.
> >
> > NANOG is not a lobbying organization.  There are other several
> > organizations (and mailing lists) you may want to consider instead, such
> > as the Electronic Frontier Foundation http://www.eff.org/  You can also
> > write your elected representatives for the price of a postage stamp.  Some
> > congress critters even accept e-mail now.
>
>





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