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Re: How to Handle ISPs Who Turn a Blind Eye to Criminal Activity?

  • From: Joe Greco
  • Date: Fri Oct 12 16:04:09 2007

> On Fri, 12 Oct 2007, Joe Greco wrote:
> > There can be a lot of ambiguity.  Just because something appears to be
> > a crime does not make it so.
> This thread is about criminal activity, not supposed criminal activity.

Well, in many parts of the world, criminal activity becomes such once
a judge determines it to be.  Until that happens, it is "alleged".

If the specific issue in question was already found by a judge to be
criminal, then I offer my apologies, for I completely missed that.
Otherwise, I would tend to read your messages as being "something which 
[you] believe to be criminal".

Some people, for example, believe - incorrectly - that certain types of
e-mail spam are {legal, illegal, pick one}.  Their opinions are 

If the "criminal activity" in question is such that the OP feels a need
to gather evidence and report it to the police, then I suspect that this
issue hasn't been before a judge, and is instead "alleged criminal
activity that I wish [email protected]$foo would take care of on the basis of the
allegations and their own analysis of the situation."

That doesn't make it any less serious, of course, but does change the way
you need to look at the situation.

... JG
Joe Greco - Network Services - Milwaukee, WI -
"We call it the 'one bite at the apple' rule. Give me one chance [and] then I
won't contact you again." - Direct Marketing Ass'n position on e-mail spam(CNN)
With 24 million small businesses in the US alone, that's way too many apples.