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

  • From: Stephen J. Wilcox
  • Date: Thu Aug 22 14:57:13 2002


Not sure about US law but usually you can choose whoever you do business with
but if a group of independent companies works together to not do business with a
particular entity then that does tend to be illegal ... 

Steve


On Thu, 22 Aug 2002, Vincent J. Bono wrote:

> 
> 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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