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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
On Thu, 22 Aug 2002, Owen DeLong wrote:
> While I agree with Sean that NANOG is not the place to lobby, I would
> 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.
> 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.