Italy orders ISPs to block sites

Mehmet Akcin mehmet at
Tue Mar 7 13:53:40 UTC 2006

Well, I can't blame Italy for trying to enforce their laws, but maybe
can give them a better idea.

Maybe instead of all those ACLs, other type of Blocks, DNS
removals,etc.. Governments should more go to the direction of making
agreement on the credit card companies which automatically will charge a
tax when somebody is using those websites.

I am sure almost all the transactions are thru debit account transfers
or credit cards such as VISA, MC, or AMEX and it's not hard to find out
the bank accounts of the companies which are doing gambling. So instead
of trying to block something that the real mean is the FREEDOM (we call
it Internet) go and push the banks to enforce the laws.

Mehmet Akcin

On Tue, 2006-03-07 at 17:19 +0000, Christopher L. Morrow wrote:
> On Tue, 7 Mar 2006, Neil J. McRae wrote:
> >
> > Switzerland has made similar requests and ISPs in .CH have
> > deployed acl to block the sites and remove them from DNS.
> So long as there no criminal penalties associated with the half-assed
> solutions I suppose it doesn't really matter. Gov'ts will see that their
> requests are pointless and ineffective. It's in cases like the State-of-PA
> law where criminal penalties were applicable that things get dicey.
> (and yes, CP is bad news, and yes gov'ts no matter the locality can and do
> make silly laws that are sometimes counter productive to their intentions)
> >
> > Neil.
> >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: owner-nanog at [mailto:owner-nanog at] On
> > > Behalf Of Rodney Joffe
> > > Sent: 06 March 2006 19:41
> > > To: NANOG
> > > Subject: Italy orders ISPs to block sites
> > >
> > >
> > > It appears that Italy has ordered Italian ISPs to block
> > > access to a number of Internet Gambling sites. It would be
> > > interesting to see how the Italian ISPs are handling this,
> > > what with dynamic DNS and all that...
> >

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