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Re: Napster and others...

  • From: Shawn McMahon
  • Date: Tue Mar 07 14:22:15 2000

At 09:48 AM 3/7/2000 -0500, you wrote:

When you have limited bandwidth you need to ensure that it is used for
what it is purchased for (email access to network based resources etc) and also as
Napster moves MP3's you need to ensure that your facilities are not used for
infringement on other's intellectualproperty so that you and your organization are
not sued by rapacious lawyers unfortunate but there it is here is a short list in
ACL format of Napster and other MP3 servers.
It is not possible to do either, and by undertaking to do so you open yourself up to legal liabilities that otherwise wouldn't exist.

On the other hand, if you block things that are consuming excessive bandwidth, you're in good shape.