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Re: Regulatory intervention

  • From: Todd Vierling
  • Date: Fri Oct 07 13:35:22 2005

On Fri, 7 Oct 2005, Erik Haagsman wrote:

> > Google will also push for laws that make ISPs and intermediaries liable for
> > the content contained on their servers. Google just indexes the information,
> > the search engine argued, and feels it is not its place to censor
> > information contained throughout the Web.

> Ahhh....they feel they shouldn't sensor, and there I was thinking that
> was Google's task in life. Very generous and what a great idea for new
> laws that firmly put the blame on anyone but Google.

That wasn't my reason for citing it.  Neither Google *nor* intermediaries
should be responsible for illegal content -- to them, it's just bits moving.

The only responsibility that *either* one should bear is the ability to
provide an audit trail to the real culprit, no more.

-- Todd Vierling <[email protected]> <[email protected]> <[email protected]>