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Re: [ga] [Admin] Removal of monitoring for Joe Baptista

On Sun, Feb 13, 2000 at 10:54:34AM -0800, Patrick Greenwell wrote:
>> Consider the denial-of-service attack that has been going on with a number 
>> of major ISPs this past week, or so.  Would you like to require that they 
>> go through a cumbersome legal process before being allowed to stop the 
>> actions that are preventing them from being able to do business?
> The only time where such a process need be suspended is in a
> denial-of-service situation.

That is far too simplistic.

A single threatening or intimidating message can completely chill
discussion.  Bomb threats are not protected speech anywhere.

Baptista is threatening to go to people's employers and raise trouble if
they don't do what he wants; and has presented evidence that he has done
so in the recent past.  In your case that may not be a credible threat,
but in other people's case it most certainly is.  This is without
question sufficient grounds to remove Baptista from the list, regardless
of whether such threats are called "denial-of-service". 

Kent Crispin                               "Do good, and you'll be
kent@songbird.com                           lonesome." -- Mark Twain
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