Brielle Bruns bruns at
Fri Apr 6 11:17:03 CDT 2012

On 4/6/12 10:02 AM, Michael Thomas wrote:
> I wonder how long a popularish blacklist operator would last if they,
> oh say, blacklisted all of google or microsoft before they got some
> very threatening letters from their legal staff. An hour? A day? A week?
> You may have the right to list them and change your mind in your own
> good time, but they also have the right to defend their reputation civilly
> too. With great power comes great responsibility and all that.

Slippery slope.

For large providers who depend alot on spam filters, thats one huge door 
to open that could get very ugly very quick in the reverse path. 
Imagine every ISP suing hotmail and google for blocking messages for 
arbitrary reasons with no apparent justification.

What's good for the goose is good for the gander.

There's also USC 47,230 to contend with.

Brielle Bruns
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