Effects of S.314 (Communications Decency Act)

Don Melvin storm at marlin.ssnet.com
Fri Feb 10 14:59:11 PST 1995

In article <Pine.3.89.9502081213.A7848-0100000 at netcom10>,
"James A. Donald" <jamesd at netcom.com> wrote:
>  (B) by striking out `makes any comment, request,
>         suggestion, or proposal' in subparagraph (A) and inserting
>         `makes, transmits, or otherwise makes available any comment, request,
>                 ^^^^^^^^^^
>          suggestion, proposal, image, or other communication'; 
> This appears to make ISP's responsible for content.
> It makes them responsible for something that they cannot 
> control without violating people privacy.

Plus the processing cost would place a tremendous burden on the 'net.
Transmision goes both ways, not just from the posting machine to the
rest of the world.  Every site 'transmits' every piece of news posted
to the newsgroups they carry.  Every intermediate site, especially
the backbones, 'transmits' email even in not generated from or
addressed to that site.

America - a country so rich and so strong we can reward the lazy 
          and punish the productive and still survive (so far)

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