Minnesota to block online gambling sites?

Matthew Black black at csulb.edu
Mon May 4 10:53:30 CDT 2009

Instead of huffing and puffing your libertarian perspective (you called the 
AG's letter garbage), you might make a quick Google search of 
"18USC1084(d)," which provides a wealth of information on the legality of 
such enforcement actions.


Excerpted from the court decision:

18 U.S.C. 1084(d). 'When any common carrier, subject to the jurisdiction of 
the Federal Communications Commission, is notified in writing by a Federal, 
State, or local law enforcement agency, acting within its jurisdiction, that 
any facility furnished by it is being used or will be used for the purpose 
of transmitting or receiving gambling information in interstate or foreign 
commerce in violation of Federal, State or local law, it shall discontinue 
or refuse, the leasing, furnishing, or maintaining of such facility, after 
reasonable notice to the subscriber, but no damages, penalty or forfeiture, 
civil or criminal, shall be found against any common carrier for any act 
done in compliance with any notice received from a law enforcement agency. 
Nothing in this section shall be deemed to prejudice the right of any person 
affected thereby to secure an appropriate determination, as otherwise 
provided by law, in a Federal court or in a State or local tribunal or 
agency, that such facility should not be discontinued or removed, or should 
be restored.'

matthew black
speaking only for myself and not my employer
california state university, long beach

On Sat, 2 May 2009 09:39:02 -0400
  Jeffrey Lyon <jeffrey.lyon at blacklotus.net> wrote:
> What a pile of garbage. I would definitely get a legal review of a
> request like that before blocking any of my customer's traffic.
> -- 
> Jeffrey Lyon, Leadership Team
> jeffrey.lyon at blacklotus.net | http://www.blacklotus.net
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> On Sat, May 2, 2009 at 9:34 AM, Ken Gilmour <ken.gilmour at gmail.com> wrote:
>> For anyone who cares, IMEGA released the letter from the state of 
>> http://www.imega.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/ab001dd4.pdf
>> 2009/4/29 Ken Gilmour <ken.gilmour at gmail.com>:
>>> Hi there,
>>> I am just wondering if anyone knows any more about the attempt by
>>> Minnesota to block online gambling companies other than what's
>>> publicly available (e.g.
>>> http://www.gambling911.com/gambling-news/minnesota-regulators-try-block-access-gambing-sites-042909.html)?
>>> Such as a list or the letter to the providers?
>>> Thank you!
>>> Ken

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