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Re: Comcast blocking p2p uploads

  • From: John C. A. Bambenek
  • Date: Fri Oct 19 22:57:19 2007
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Because you signed up to an AUP that allows what they are doing.

That, and in most states, if you rent my house, I can throw you out
for no reason given that I give you proper notice and enough time.

In this case, if you want to use rental analogies, that's like saying
a landlord can't evict you or otherwise take action because you're
having loud parties and throwing appliances out windows.  P2P is about
the exact opposite of "quiet enjoyment".


On 10/19/07, Patrick Giagnocavo <[email protected]> wrote:
> On Oct 19, 2007, at 3:42 PM, John C. A. Bambenek wrote:
> >
> > Since when did private companies no longer have the right to regulate
> > their own property?
> >
> > I must have missed the Amendment...
> If you want to make a property argument, how do you explain them
> denying me my right to enjoy my rental of their property?
> If Comcast were a landlord, they would be interfering with my quiet
> enjoyment and my rights in possession.
> Interfering with my traffic rather than blocking it, could lose them
> common carrier protection.  They are exerting editorial control, in a
> fashion, over what I transmit and receive.
> --Patrick