NSI Bulletin 098-008 | New Registration Agreement

Perry Metzger writes:

Michael Dillon writes:

> So, are we going to get refunds?

That would mean that the NSF (your tax dollars) would have to pay for
doling out many, many small checks or else the fund itself would pay for
the issuing of checks thereby reducing a meagre refund to a measly


I think it would be much nicer if the money were to be given to some


that would spend it on its intended purpose. Let IAB dole it out as
research grants or some such...

Not likely the courts will see it that way. They'll probably require
that the money be returned, or given back to the users in the form of
free service from NSI or some such.

  A similar case happened here in Michigan, where Ameritech overcharged
customers and was ordered by the court to pay it back. They ended up
settling on making a several million dollar contribution to connecting
classrooms to the Internet, in the form of a few large grants to groups of
school districts, instead of refunding hundreds of thousands of people a few
bucks. So it could happen...