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

  • From: Vincent J. Bono
  • Date: Thu Aug 22 14:44:57 2002

I don't know how an ILEC who also provided Internet would be able to
respond, but as a CLEC here in the People's Republic of Massachusetts
sometimes the only recourse a business has against a consumer is the ability
to say "I simply choose not to do business with you".

> Generic question related to this:
>
> Can ISP's arbitrarily refuse to give service to someone who tries
> to sign up? i.e. if everyone refused to give Sony service could they
> sue on some sort of discrimination/collusion charge?
>
> Do ISP/ASP/*SP's HAVE to provide services if someone knocks on the
> door requesting them or can they refuse for any reason what so ever?
>
> Any armchair lawyers, who play one on TV, have the/an answer?
>
> -Rob
>





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