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Re: What do you want your ISP to block today?

  • From: Owen DeLong
  • Date: Fri Aug 29 21:44:53 2003

Um...What exactly is wrong with that? There are lots of LEGAL ways to
download music. Apple's Music Store and several other licensed commercial
services provide music download services, as well as internet radio and
other "fair use" applications. This seems like a perfectly legitimate
reason to want internet access. As such, it seems like a perfectly reasonable
feature to advertise.

The problem _IS_ Micr0$0ft choosing to produce code with vulnerabilities
in order to increase market penetration. They have essentially built the
information superhighway equivalent of the exploding Pinto and it's high
time they got held accountable if you ask me.

I hesitate to include this here (sorry Susan), but, I'm starting to think
that all the admins and other people who are suffering impact on their
non-windows systems from these vulnerabilities generating DOS traffic
should take Micr0$0ft to small claims court. Let them defend a couple
of million tiny lawsuits all over the world. Make them play whack-a-mole
the way we've had to on patching their garbage.


--On Friday, August 29, 2003 21:14 -0400 wrote:

On Fri, 29 Aug 2003 21:06:24 EDT, Terry Baranski <>

This is a disturbing viewpoint. Next thing you know we'll be blaming
ISP's for file sharing...
Well, when one of the largest providers of high-speed internet access is
including "download music" as a reason for wanting their service.....

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