[lir-wg] RIPE DB abuse by BSA (of all people) ?
Clive D.W. Feather clive at demon.net
Mon Apr 14 23:38:40 CEST 2003
Peter Galbavy said: > I received this today, could be spam (even if 'genuine') but the linking of > the IP address to me is worrying. I used to be a registered contact on the > IP range mentioned - years ago, so someone obviously has an old RIPE (or > ARIN etc.) DB. [...] > From: Copyright Europe <copyright-europe at bsa.org> > The Business Software Alliance (BSA) has determined that the connection lis= > ted below, which appears to be using an Internet account under your control= > , is using a Gnutella network to offer unlicensed copies of copyrighted com= > puter programs published by the BSA's member companies. I would suggest that you write back and point out that an organisation calling themselves "Copyright Europe" should stay out of Europe until they understand the meanings of "Directive 95/46/EC" and "Directive 2000/31/EC". [The former is the basis of the Data Protection Act, with a requirement to keep personal data up to date. The latter is the Electronic Commerce Directive, which absolves ISPs from *all* legal responsibility for material where they act as a "mere conduit", which certainly applies to Gnutella, even where they are aware of it.] -- Clive D.W. Feather | Work: <clive at demon.net> | Tel: +44 20 8495 6138 Internet Expert | Home: <clive at davros.org> | *** NOTE CHANGE *** Demon Internet | WWW: http://www.davros.org | Fax: +44 870 051 9937 Thus plc | | Mobile: +44 7973 377646
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