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RE: Bogon Filter - Please check for 77/8 78/8 79/8

  • From: Donald Stahl
  • Date: Mon Dec 11 10:43:28 2006

So we're saying that a lawsuit is an intelligent method to force someone
else to correct something that you are simply using to avoid the irritation
of manually updating things yourself???

That seems to be the epitomy of laziness vs. litigousness.
I think the point is that people are trusting this "self appointed" authority and thus others are blocking _his_ legitimate traffic.

If you're going to appoint yourself an "authority" then you have a responsibility to be accurate. If you're too lazy to keep your lists up to date then you need to stop offering said lists.

As an admin I can't stop other people from using such an idiotic list. However I can sue the list for libel- after all they are printing the
incorrect fact that the traffic I am sending is bogus and thus are harming my reputation and impacting my business.

Seems to me like this is _exactly_ what the courts are for. There is no gray area- it's not a question of whether or not this is spam for example. This list is publishing the false statement that the traffic this ISP is trying to send is bogus. If they won't correct their mistake then you absolutely should be able to petition the courts to get them to stop publishing false information about you.