> From: Jere Dotten <email@example.com>
> To: TR fans <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Cc: email@example.com
> Subject: Fw: NEWS
> Date: Monday, February 24, 1997 1:04 PM
> From: J A Arroyo <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: 'email@example.com'
> Subject: NEWS
> Date: Monday, February 24, 1997 10:25 AM
> Global Network Solutions, Inc.
> 58 N. Hwy 17-92, Suite F
> Debary, FL 32713
> Windows NT Consulting & Internet Services
> Excerpt From Our ISP Newsletter
> To All Members:
> This is from the newsletter that I receive as an ISP. I just thought you
> might be interested in some of the things which still loom over us and
> keep you informed.
> Joe A. Arroyo
> a Non Profit Organization for ISPs
> and Internet Professionals
> Net News - In Brief
> March 1997 Volume II Issue 2
> Well, March is almost here, and with it brings developments
> that can alter the Internet as we know it. You're probably aware that
> the Supreme Court is hearing arguments on the CDA - Free Speech on
> the Net, on the 19th, at 10am. This will have a long-term and
> potentially devastating effect on the way the public, and Internet
> Professionals can conduct themselves.
> There are presently states that hold the ISP accountable for
> the content and actions of their customers, this situation will
> worsen if the CDA is passed.
> In other news, the government is trying to pass a bill that
> would force the Internet Service Providers to release complete
> information regarding who their customer base is. That would mean
> that they would have a complete list of every business and private
> individual on the net - another case of 'big brother' keeping tabs on
> you. Along with that, certain areas of the country have made it a
> crime to log onto the internet using an alias.
> Contrary to what the telcos would have you believe, the issue
> of charging tariffs to companies that provide internet access, and
> 'per minute' charges to modem users is not dead - the FCC has
> tentatively, and that's the operative word here, put off the
> decision, and for the moment, will not act on the telcos requests.
> The FCC is doing a good job of disseminating the information, but the
> more input they get, the more likely they are to make a judgement in
> favor of the Internet.
> There are too many issues out there for anyone to remain
> uninvolved. It reaches a point where if you refuse to stand up for
> yourselves and the Internet, you may soon not have anything worth
> standing up for.
> If you're not familiar with all the issues, or need a
> refresher, feel free to stop by our Web Site <http://www.wdda.org>,
> click on the 'Issues & Legislation' icon and browse the resources
> Please find some way to get involved, tell everyone that you
> know, and let's keep the Internet the free and public entity that it
> was intended to be.