Minnesota to block online gambling sites?

Ken Gilmour ken.gilmour at gmail.com
Mon May 4 12:53:36 CDT 2009

So is this going to become like the great firewall of China
eventually? You can see in the letters that they are "going to see how
it goes and then maybe start blocking more stuff" if they are
successful. I can see a big nightmare heading this way if ISPs start
caving in to requests like this.

2009/5/4 John Levine <johnl at iecc.com>:
>>Not withstanding the legality of such an order, how would one
>>operationally enforce that order?
> The order has a list of IP addresses, so I expect the ISPs will just
> block those IPs in routers somewhere.
> Since offshore online gambling is equally illegal everywhere in the
> U.S., the ISPs have little reason to limit the block to Minnesota
> customers, giving them a lot of latitude in where they implement the
> block.
> Regards,
> John Levine, johnl at iecc.com, Primary Perpetrator of "The Internet for Dummies",
> Information Superhighwayman wanna-be, http://www.johnlevine.com, ex-Mayor
> "More Wiener schnitzel, please", said Tom, revealingly.

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