ISPs petition the SPA

There's been discussion on this list of the Software Publishers
Association's harsh and untenable stance regarding liability for
Internet Service Providers. The SPA advocates liability for ISPs even
when it is the ISP's customer who has the alleged copyright-infringing
materials on their web pages; or, worse yet, in cases where it's merely
a link to materials said to violate copyright.

ISPs who are concerned about the SPA's position are invited to sign onto
a letter to the SPA urging them to reconsider this misguided policy. The
text of the letter is available at:
and anyone interested can sign on there.

I am sending this separately to both nanog and inet-access so people don't
end up unintentionally posting to a list they don't subscribe to. -S.