[Cdn-DMCA] Fw: DMCA on signup
mcr at sandelman.ottawa.on.ca
Sun Jul 14 22:02:06 EDT 2002
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>>>>> "Chris" == Chris Palmer <cpalmer at accesscable.net> writes:
Chris> About a fellow who asked a Canadian ISP about terms in the Acceptable Use
Chris> Policy that said "Subject to the provisions of the DMCA"
Chris> "So, I asked them [about DMCA clause]. Their response was not very
Chris> satisfying and I informed them that I would not do business with them. To
Chris> this they said:
Chris> "That is o.k. sir because we were not prepared to accept an application from
Chris> you. Typically anyone who questions this act we do not want to do business
Chris> Aside from the DMCA bit, I think that dismissing a potential customer just
Chris> because you ask questions about a clause in a contract is going too far...
The name, in the article, is CUIC.
This fellow should contact the competition bureau.
Refusing to do business with someone can actually be against the
competition laws. "Refusal to deal".
Anyway, the guy wouldn't have been on the internet anyway - CUIC is
downstream from Storm Internet, and Storm is a "tcp-port-80" mostly ISP - they do
not let arbitary IP packets through to their customers to "protect them"
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Comment: Finger me for keys
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