What can ISPs do better? Removing racism out of internet

Mel Beckman mel at beckman.org
Tue Aug 6 02:27:30 UTC 2019


A CDN is very much an ISP. It is providing transport for its customers from arbitrary Internet destinations, to the customer’s content. The caching done by a CDN is incidental to this transport, in accordance with the DMCA. 

The alternative is that you believe CDNs are not protected by safe Harbor. Is that the case?

-mel via cell

> On Aug 5, 2019, at 4:02 PM, Valdis Klētnieks <valdis.kletnieks at vt.edu> wrote:
> On Mon, 05 Aug 2019 20:40:43 -0000, Mel Beckman said:
>> The key misunderstanding on your part is the phrase “on your servers”. ISPs
>> acting as conduits do not, by definition (in the DMCA), store anything on
>> servers.
> Note that ISPs whose business is 100% "acting as conduits" are in the minority.
> Hint:  The DMCA has the text about data stored on ISP servers because many ISPs
> aren't mere conduits.  And this thread got started regarding a CDN, which is very much
> all about storing data on servers.....

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