$ 90 million fine for cutting Internet services

Daniel Belin belin.daniel at gmail.com
Sat May 28 15:17:47 CDT 2011


Interesting, there now seems to be a trend of middle eastern countries cutting themselves off from the Internet,

http://blogs.pcmag.com/securitywatch/2011/05/iran_plans_to_cut_off_from_the.php

I think we will see more of this kind of behavior happening in the next few years, as the web has become a real threat to totalitarian and oppressive governments.  

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Daniel Belin



On May 28, 2011, at 4:00 PM, Zaid Ali <zaid at zaidali.com> wrote:

> I am a little skeptic that this fine imposed is because the government truly believes in Internet freedom. Many factions of the Egyptian government was to get as much money out of Mubarak as they can and this might be a way to do just that. What would be interesting is if there is a law passed preventing any member of the government from cutting off Internet access.
> 
> Zaid
> 
> On May 28, 2011, at 12:23 PM, ML wrote:
> 
>> On 5/28/2011 12:18 PM, Marshall Eubanks wrote:
>>> I remember some discussion of this outage on NANOG, and on what it was costing Egypt. Well, here is
>>> an estimate - almost $ 20 million USD / day (which actually sounds low to me).
>>> 
>>> Regards
>>> Marshall
>>> 
>>> 
>>> http://english.aljazeera.net/news/africa/2011/05/201152811555458677.html
>>> 
>>> An Egyptian court has fined ousted president Hosni Mubarak and former officials more than $90m for cutting off access to internet and mobile phone services during the country's massive protests in January.
>>> 
>>> A court source told the Reuters news agency on Saturday that Mubarak's fine is $34m, former interior minister Habib al-Adly will owe $53m, and former prime minister Ahmed Nazif has a fine of $7m.
>>> 
>>> The fine is to be paid from personal assets...
>> 
>> Can I fine TEDATA for committing VoIP fraud against my network during that same time period?
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