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Re: Italy orders ISPs to block sites

  • From: bmanning
  • Date: Tue Mar 07 03:25:32 2006

	actually, they -can- order it... its the delivery thats
	the hard part. :)  on-line gaming is handled pretty much
	the same way - the tax authorities really want to know 
	where that loot came from ... or went to !!! :)

--bill


On Tue, Mar 07, 2006 at 09:13:21AM +0100, tom wrote:
> 
> Hi Folks across the ocean..
> 
> I understand, that from an American point of view this kind of restriction
> looks strange and is against your act of freedom, however here in Europe
> gambling is a state controlled business that supports the state economy and
> in most European countries gambling outside state controlled casinos is
> simply illegal and forbidden by law.
> So I doubt, that the European Court would really rule agaist this....
> Each country has specific laws, that othewr nations do not not understand
> and we all should accept that.
> Imagine, if kids in the US would be able to order Cannabis from Online-shops
> in the Netherlands (as it is leaglized there)through mail order? Would you
> or your legislation agree to that?
> 
> See..
> 
> I hope you don't mind this commentary from a European...
> 
> Tom
> 
> 
> 
> 
> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] Im Auftrag von
> Owen DeLong
> Gesendet: Dienstag, 7. März 2006 08:54
> An: Christopher L. Morrow; Marco d'Itri
> Cc: NANOG
> Betreff: Re: Italy orders ISPs to block sites
> 
> 
> Singapore seems to force all of their ISPs to send all HTTP requests through
> a proxy that has a set of rules defining sites you are not allowed to visit.
> 
> Owen
> 
> 
> --On March 7, 2006 1:48:39 AM +0000 "Christopher L. Morrow" 
> <[email protected]> wrote:
> 
> >
> >
> > On Tue, 7 Mar 2006, Marco d'Itri wrote:
> >
> >>
> >> On Mar 06, Rodney Joffe <[email protected]> wrote:
> >>
> >> > It appears that Italy has ordered Italian ISPs to block access to a 
> >> > number of Internet Gambling sites. It would be interesting to see 
> >> > how the Italian ISPs are handling this, what with dynamic DNS and 
> >> > all that...
> >> So far, the method officially recommended by the government entity 
> >> involved with collecting the gambling fees has been to create fake 
> >> zones on the caching resolvers of the large consumer ISPs.
> >
> > good thing people use dns servers other than those put up by their ISP 
> > :) when last faced with this situation, State-of-PA ChildPorn Law... 
> > Null routing the affected ip-addresses was the only 'good' solution :(
> >
> > -Chris
> 
> 
> 
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