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

  • From: Andy Dills
  • Date: Thu Aug 22 15:00:14 2002

On Thu, 22 Aug 2002, Rob Healey wrote:

> 	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?

ISPs, if they wanted, could have a policy that states "We refuse to
service people of color, alternate sexualities, non-christians, and
women. If you fit that, don't apply."

> 	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 private business can serve whoever they want.

> 	Any armchair lawyers, who play one on TV, have the/an answer?

I'm not a lawyer, but this is pretty fundemental so you get my input
anyway.

Andy

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