[oclug] Rogers sucks
Francis J. A. Pinteric
linuxdoctor at linux.ca
Sat Mar 9 22:00:24 EST 2002
On Sat, 9 Mar 2002 20:11:34 -0500
Brad Barnett <bbarnett at L8R.net> wrote:
> Personally I don't feel an ISP should have a right to dictate what you
> do with your connection, as long as it is not illegal. Sure, limit
> bandwidth, or limit the amount of data you can transfer. Charge based
This is an old debate that has been in the courts before. First, with Bell
when they were charging people for the number of jacks in their houses and
renting the hand-sets. When some people were buying only one connection
and then making multiple extentions without paying Bell, they took people
to court claiming theft of telecomunications. They lost.
Next, Rogers tried the same with with multiple line splits. They lost
Now, it's what you do with your computer and IP address. This time, they
may win. Why? Because of rampant corporatism and where companies have more
rights than people. From an ethical point of view, a corporation has zero
Be an ethical business: do not support or supply Microsoft.
Be an ethical consumer: do not buy Microsoft.
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