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RE: Italy orders ISPs to block sites

  • From: Christopher L. Morrow
  • Date: Tue Mar 07 12:25:32 2006

On Tue, 7 Mar 2006, Neil J. McRae wrote:

> Switzerland has made similar requests and ISPs in .CH have
> deployed acl to block the sites and remove them from DNS.

So long as there no criminal penalties associated with the half-assed
solutions I suppose it doesn't really matter. Gov'ts will see that their
requests are pointless and ineffective. It's in cases like the State-of-PA
law where criminal penalties were applicable that things get dicey.

(and yes, CP is bad news, and yes gov'ts no matter the locality can and do
make silly laws that are sometimes counter productive to their intentions)

> Neil.
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] On
> > Behalf Of Rodney Joffe
> > Sent: 06 March 2006 19:41
> > To: NANOG
> > Subject: Italy orders ISPs to block sites
> >
> >
> > 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...