[linux-elitists] to bounce, or not to bounce
D. Joe Anderson
Fri Nov 1 11:22:16 PST 2002
I've been following this elsewhere, but this is a convenient link:
Who owns your e-mail? - Tech News - CNET.com
The Toronto-based freelance TV producer has been battling
U.S.-based Inter.net Group for the past 16 months over a billing
dispute she says may have cost her a lucrative job opportunity.
Now she wants $110,000 in damages over a policy that led
Inter.net's Canadian subsidiary to keep her ISP account open for
incoming e-mail even while denying her access to the account.
Beyond the money, Carter said she wants to change the way ISPs
handle suspended and canceled e-mail accounts. At stake, she
asserts, is an industrywide practice that amounts to extortion, in
which ISPs may hold private communications hostage until bills are
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