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Re: Italy orders ISPs to block sites
On Tue, 07 Mar 2006 13:53:40 +0000 Mehmet Akcin <[email protected]> wrote: > > Well, I can't blame Italy for trying to enforce their laws, but maybe > can give them a better idea. > > Maybe instead of all those ACLs, other type of Blocks, DNS > removals,etc.. Governments should more go to the direction of making > agreement on the credit card companies which automatically will charge a > tax when somebody is using those websites. > > I am sure almost all the transactions are thru debit account transfers > or credit cards such as VISA, MC, or AMEX and it's not hard to find out > the bank accounts of the companies which are doing gambling. So instead > of trying to block something that the real mean is the FREEDOM (we call > it Internet) go and push the banks to enforce the laws. > Yes, and the US government does that, too. It sometimes comes down to who has a bigger lobby, the bankers or the ISPs. Note also that banks make money directly on each such transaction; ISPs don't.