I've seen duplicate messages float through this list anywhere from days
to weeks after they have been sent (checking the sent time and date in
From: Ron DuFresne
Sent: Saturday, November 02, 1996 10:14 AM
To: W.C. Epperson
Cc: Firewalls Mailing list
Subject: Re: Firewalls vs Blocking Sites
Am I the only one here getting dupes of postings to the list days after
I've already gone through them? Is this a problem fron the mailing list
side, or is my ISP screwing up again?
On Thu, 31 Oct 1996, W.C. Epperson wrote:
> Wayne could of sed:
> > -> By the way, I've already gotten calls from people who said they lost a
> > -> of sleep over their PC being blocked. Knew they were doing the wrong
> > -> thing. I think its working. (Of couse this is before we limited
> > -> it to porno sites only).
> > ->
> > Actually, have you thought of the legal ramifications of all this?
> > Since you have exerted control over access to sites, you have now assumed
> > responsibility for the material that does get through.
> > "It's not my fault judge, since this site wasn't blocked
> > I thought it was officially approved"
> > Wham! Multi-million dollar harrasment suit.
> This conjecture is often made in discussions of location and/or content
> filtering, but I have not seen any case law that would remotely support it.
> (Caveat: I'm not a lawyer, but I'll play one on the golf course if the
> strokes are right). I assume folks are analogizing/extrapolating on
> decisions that providers have given up their right to a "common carrier"
> defense and have become "publishers" when they begin to control content in
> any fashion, but those have to do with liability for publishing libel,
> obscenity, etc. That's a very different situation from that of an employer
> who deploys a technical solution that partially implements an access policy
> of which employees have been properly informed. If there are statutes or
> case precedents that would support an employer's harrassment liability
> for completing the policy implementation via monitoring and applying
> sanctions, I'd like to know about them.
> W.C. Epperson "I have great faith in fools.
> Senior SE Self-confidence, my friends call it."
> Information Security Officer --Edgar Allan Poe--
> DBA Emeritus
> Virginia Dept. of Education
> epperson @
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