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RIAA drops the case against backbone ISPs

Written by Petteri Pyyny @ 22 Aug 2002 1:12 User comments (3)

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123.8.2002 12:16

Think of the Internet as a Railroad, a train station as a Website and the ISP as the Train company. If an ISP can get sued for allowing its customers to access a site with pirated Music, etc., then it's like sueing a Train Company for allowing its customers to take its train to a train station that is located near Pirate CD stalls. I don't see what the ISPs are doing wrong as it's the website provider, i.e. that is at fault here.

226.8.2002 06:27

So is the site blocked for us in the United States or is it shut down. Is there a master list of blocked sites and who maintains it. How do I know if I am trying to access a blocked site.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 26 Aug 2002 @ 4:55

326.8.2002 09:49

The site is actually down. I'm using the Indigo ISP (Ireland) and the web browser gives 'DNS Error/page not found'. I tried pinging it and got the following: Pinging [] with 32 bytes of data: Request timed out. Request timed out. Request timed out. Request timed out. Ping statistics for Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 0, Lost = 4 (100% loss),

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