[Fwd: Re: [ppml] Policy Proposal 2004-7: Residential Customer Privacy P olicy]

Paul Bradford paul.bradford at adelphiacom.net
Tue Oct 19 17:25:23 EDT 2004

so I guess my point is, how do you ensure that ISP's are enforcing based

reports of abuse and not sticking their head in the sand?


william(at)elan.net wrote:

>On Tue, 19 Oct 2004, Paul Bradford wrote:
>>    So what is the criteria for a "non business" service?  How do you 
>>get ISPs to enforce this?  If I spam from my home... am I using it for a 
>>business?  nope... it's my residential static IP Block.... 
>>Just a few random thoughts that went through my head...
>It would be up to ISP to enforce based on the reports they receive, i.e. 
>if somebody reports that you have website with shopping-cart on your
>computer hosted on residential dsl, that will be good indication of 
>business use. SPAM, or more specifically UCE is also considered business 
>use of the service (email sent for commercial purposes).
>In my opinion, most important is to let users know that no business activities
>is a requirement if they want their address/name hidden from public records,
>i.e. ISP would not just automaticly "hide" customer info just because its 
>residential dsl order (as SBC seems to have been doing lately) but would 
>have special form which prints out requirements and customer has to sign and 
>return to have his data hidden.

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