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Re: truth in advertising for ISPs

 Actually... yes. I think that in this litigious society we have some lawyer 
would be more then happy so say that it is the fault of the mass pike and 
the MA police dept for not knowing and stopping the person with said object. 
People who get killed in air plane accidents get to sue the air line 
companies, I see no difference between that and a hacker stealing thousands 
of identities over an ISPs pipe. My point however is this is a very 
dangerous game that the ISPs are playing, blocking ports... dropping IP 
packets, and thinking they have some form of privilege to block traffic 
means that they should be help responsible for ALL malicious traffic, spam, 
DOS attacks, hackers... I mean, why not? ~Ben 

On Jan 22, 2008 2:15 PM, Kristian Erik Hermansen < 
[hidden email]> wrote: 

> On Jan 22, 2008 11:12 AM, Ben Holland <[hidden email]> wrote: 
> > Actually this would be really interesting esp (b) for things like 
> viruses. 
> > If an ISP allows the content of a virus over their wire, and it infects 
> a 
> > company, is the ISP libel? See... if companies are forcing the ISPs to 
> cover 
> > their bits, the ISPs always loose. I mean this would be like an airline 
> > being fined for allowing an explosive on board. I mean, what happens if 
> a 
> > company gets hacked, like tj macks? Is the ISP who's wire the bits 
> flowed on 
> > responsible for the attack? These are really gross questions, and i'm 
> very 
> > very surprised I haven't heard anything about them, someone has the ISPs 
> > asses, and I would love to know who. ~Ben 
> A man drives down the Mass Pike with a b0mb in his truck.  He parks it 
> in front of some famous Boston landmark.  He bl0ws it up.  Is the Mass 
> Pike responsible? 
> -- 
> Kristian Erik Hermansen 
> "Know something about everything and everything about something." 

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