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Re: Regulatory intervention

  • From: Erik Haagsman
  • Date: Fri Oct 07 13:44:36 2005

On Fri, 2005-10-07 at 13:32 -0400, Todd Vierling wrote:
> On Fri, 7 Oct 2005, Erik Haagsman wrote:
> > 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.

Correct. Holding a dial-up ISP responsible for content on one of it's
customer's machines (or perhaps even a warez server on the other side of
the globe?) is complete nonsense. Having them provide forensic info is
another (more sensible) matter.

Erik Haagsman
Network Architect
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