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BCP38 - Internet Death Penalty

On Tue, Mar 26, 2013 at 10:01 AM, William Herrin <bill at herrin.us> wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 26, 2013 at 10:51 AM, Jay Ashworth <jra at baylink.com> wrote:
>> Do the engineering heads at the top 10 tier-1/2 carriers carry enough water
>> to make that sale to the CEOs?
> To ask the CEOs to authorize cutting off access to a competitor's web
> site with the full support and approval of a group of recognized
> Internet luminaries?

I'm not a lawyer, but I do work out with one at the gym.

I would strongly encourage people considering this to
discuss the following terms with their legal staff *first*:

Sherman Anti-Trust Act
Anti-competitive practice
Refusal to deal
restraint of trade

Once you've had a polite and cheerful discussion about
the feasibility of some set of companies in the public
space banding together to restrict access to a subset
of their competitors with your legal staff, we can
go back to discussing how best to configure our