And that doesn't even account for the fragmentation of there often being a couple dozen web sites covering the issue. The AG's allegation is that all these ISPs have engaged in deceptive practices by on the one hand having terms of service that prohibit illegal content, and on the other hand failing to actively screen such content. I could write a very long and frustrating comment about "common carriers", but I'll just summarize it : You don't have enough cash nor do you provide enough of a useful service to become a common carrier. Score: 5 , Interesting. There are still a few groups that make me recall those halcyon days of unfettered discussion. Want to keep this IP address off your website?
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It's something his voters don't understand, thus don't really miss if it's gone, and it looks like he's really putting pressure behind his agenda. Managing Editor et Subscriptor. Posted: Sat Apr 20, am. The sad fact is that it isn't a joke anymore. Exactly right, USENET was fundamentally a democratic medium, since except for moderated groups, it wasn't "owned" by someone like a web forum. The binary groups have been replaced with p2p and the message boards with blogs. As for alt.