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Re: NSI Bulletin 098-008 | New Registration Agreement
Perry Metzger writes: > >Michael Dillon writes: >> On Mon, 30 Mar 1998 [email protected] wrote: >> >> > So, are we going to get refunds? >> >> That would mean that the NSF (your tax dollars) would have to pay for >> doling out many, many small checks or else the fund itself would pay for >> the issuing of checks thereby reducing a meagre refund to a measly refund. >> >> I think it would be much nicer if the money were to be given to some group >> that would spend it on its intended purpose. Let IAB dole it out as >> research grants or some such... > >Not likely the courts will see it that way. They'll probably require >that the money be returned, or given back to the users in the form of >free service from NSI or some such. A similar case happened here in Michigan, where Ameritech overcharged customers and was ordered by the court to pay it back. They ended up settling on making a several million dollar contribution to connecting classrooms to the Internet, in the form of a few large grants to groups of school districts, instead of refunding hundreds of thousands of people a few bucks. So it could happen... -----Scott.