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Re: What's going on?

  • From: Joseph T. Klein
  • Date: Fri Apr 18 20:09:57 1997

"Matthew E. Pearson" writes:
> My honest recommendation although nobody wants to hear it is simple. You
> accomplish it the same way telecom, video, and other providers have for
> years and years.. GOVERNMENT REGULATION.

We have plenty of laws that can be applied to spam and other
_gross_ abuses of the Internet. We do not need a branch of the
FBI for the Internet. Fraud is fraud if it is done by mail or
e-mail. Denial of service attacks are clearly against the law
in many countries, states and provinces. I do not think we wish
the heavy hand of government(s) attempting to regulate content
that is, for the most part, out of our control or poking it's
nose into routing policies and peering agreements.

IMHO - Cooperation among ISPs can do more than any government can.
Cooperation can cross borders with far more ease than government
agents. (lest they are spies)
From:   Joseph T. Klein, Titania Corporation
E-mail: [email protected]  Sent:   18:51:14 CST/CDT 04/18/97

If the Internet stumbles, it will not be because we lack for technology,
vision, or motivation. It will be because we cannot set a direction
and march collectively into the future.
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