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Re: Commecial vs fairness (was: spam support)

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  • From: "Clive D.W. Feather" < >
  • Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2002 15:10:34 +0000
  • Cc: "anti-spam-wg@localhost" < >

variable@localhost said:
> That's why it would be simpler and more feasible to have a generic AUP
> that covers basic requirements such as responding to abuse/spam complaints
> within certain time, applying appropriate border filters, not knownly
> hosting kiddie porn, etc.

> There needs
> to be a central organisation that will act if the network provider will
> not.  RIPE is, by far, the best placed organisation to fill this role.

The job of RIPE is to issue IP numbers and suchlike. If an ISP can only get
IP numbers by signing up to this separate AUP, well, can you spell "abuse
of monopoly position" ? Because that's what it is.

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