Dan Murphy x286[SMTP:dmurphy @
> At the risk of prolonging this discussion further, I'd like to point out
> that if this quote is accurate (from one of CMH's posts, I think):
> + According to Mr. Tippett, President of NCSA, "the NCSA tries to act in this
> + regard like a government agency for the commercial sector." (Communications
> + Week. June 17).
> then NCSA, if it is a 501-C tax-exempt US trade association, may be in a
> world of trouble with respect to US anti-trust laws. Gary Flynn and his
> company might get a better ROI if, instead of joining NCSA and whining in
> this forum about their certification program, they spent the same kind of
> time, energy and money talking to one of the many DC law firms that does
> a lot of competitive restraint-of-trade work. With treble damages and
> criminal penalties at risk, behaviors can influenced much more quickly
> than with a PR campaign.
And with this posting, we have officially gone off the deep end.