Beware: a very bad precedent set

Robin Rodriguez rrodriguez at
Mon Aug 31 17:34:27 CDT 2009

On Aug 31, 2009, at 5:29 PM, Bret Clark wrote:

> How does this stuff ever make it to court??? Why is it an ISP is  
> responsible for policing it's customers? I'm constantly getting  
> called up from scammers trying to offering me bogus warranty  
> insurance for cars I don't own...does that mean I can sue Verizon  
> because they are letting scammers use their network?
> It doesn't mention anything in the article,. but I'm wondering if  
> the ISP received a court order to shut down the customer and ignored  
> it, then I can see why the ISP lost the case.
>> It will be interesting to see the court cases against ISP's that
>> don't shutdown other illegal activities once they have been notified.
>> [email protected] better not be a blackhole or you are putting yourself at risk
>> based on this.
>> Mark

As was pointed out very early on, you as an xSP do not enjoy common  
carrier status from the FCC like an ILEC would receive, now whether  
that is right or wrong is another matter of debate....

Robin D. Rodriguez
Ifbyphone, Inc.
rrodriguez at

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