S.Korea broadband firm sues Netflix after traffic surge

Blake Hudson blake at ispn.net
Fri Oct 1 17:47:00 UTC 2021

On 10/1/2021 11:23 AM, Sean Donelan wrote:
> In the old days, postal services used to charge the recipient of a 
> letter to deliver the letter. Then stamps were invented, and postal 
> services charged the sender of the letter, and the recipent got free 
> delivery.
> Now there is free-shipping, and pre-paid return envelopes for DVDs.
> Of course, the shipping isn't really "Free."  Its built into the cost 
> of goods sold.
> There is no universal, fixed, unchangable way of allocating business 
> costs.

True. But when the sender has already paid the stamp to their courier to 
deliver the bits on their leg of the journey, and the recipient has 
already paid a stamp to deliver the bits on their leg of the journey, 
what case does the recipient's courier have to demand additional payment 
from the sender (lest the package get lost)? The stamp has already been 
paid. TWICE! Withholding service until additional payments are made just 
smells like extortion.

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