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Re: Eat this RIAA (or, the war has begun?) - Why not all ISPs?
- From: Pawlukiewicz Jane
- Date: Thu Aug 22 15:57:22 2002
Paul Wouters wrote:
> On Thu, 22 Aug 2002, David Schwartz wrote:
> > As far as I know, yes, any company can refuse to do business with any
> > individual or company with very few exceptions.
> No. Only if ISP's would call under the common carrier principle. And it
> seems the world is trying its very best not to grant them that.
> You can't have the cake and eat it too. If common carrier principle is not
> valid, you can refuse someone's traffic, as long as you're not violating
> another law (eg anti-discriminatory laws).
I am confused by what you just said. The common carrier principle does
not apply here. AT least, the last time I checked no internet companies
were considered under that principle. The reason, I believe, is that the
internet is still not considered a necessity. Unless i misunderstand
what you're referencing. Antitrust laws definitely do, however. IANAL
either, but collusion is collusion.
> So you can probably tell RIA "we no longer carry your traffic for no reason",
> but you can't deny someone because they're a black pregnant lesbian Mormon.