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Subject: Re: AOL blocking --- lawsuit filed
From: Russ Allbery <rra @ stanford . edu>
Organization: The Eyrie
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2003 09:26:26 -0700
To: <list-managers @ greatcircle . com>
In-reply-to: <200308281619 . h7SGJr5r026837 @ mail . rev . net> (Bernie Cosell's message of "Thu, 28 Aug 2003 12:19:58 -0400")
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Bernie Cosell <bernie @
 fantasyfarm .
 com> writes:
> On 28 Aug 2003 at 8:59, JC Dill wrote:

>> ...  What part of "my network, my rules" means ...

> Where did this precept come from?

English common law, in the case of the US legal system.

> Here I thought we were all part of the "internet" and had more-or-less
> agreed to abide by its 'rules' [the RFCs at the least].

Filtering mail doesn't violate any RFCs.  The RFCs are actually pretty
explicit about how local handling and delivery of mail are entirely out of
scope for the standard.

-- 
Russ Allbery (rra @
 stanford .
 edu)             <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>


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