[oclug] rogers EUA
David F. Skoll
dfs at roaringpenguin.com
Wed Mar 20 18:59:04 EST 2002
On Wed, 20 Mar 2002, Brad Barnett wrote:
> I have given many valid reasons why we should legislate change, you just
> haven't been listening to my reasons. Furthermore, business do _not_ have
> the right _not_ to do business with anyone they please ;) They can not,
> as an example, deny you a service based on discrimination. They can't say
> "You are black, therefore I will not give you cable service".
Are you sure?
I'm pretty sure that I can say "I do not wish to provide you service, and
I do not wish to give a reason."
Obviously, cable companies and phone companies are more highly regulated,
but the "average" business can turn down business for whatever reason
> UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHOULD THE ISP DECIDE WHAT YOU CAN POST ON THE WEB
Why not? If you don't like it, go to another ISP. The right to freedom
of speech applies to government restrictions; private organizations
can censor content if they so desire.
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