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(July 1996)

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Subject: RE: NCSA Certification
From: Chris Kostick <ckostick @ csc . com>
Date: Mon, 1 Jul 1996 14:09:27 -0400
To: "firewalls @ GreatCircle . COM" <firewalls @ GreatCircle . COM>

Dan Murphy x286[SMTP:dmurphy @
 cwa .
 com] wrote:
> 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.


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