Automated threat messages force limitation of Exit Policy (Softlayer)

Gregory Maxwell gmaxwell at
Wed Jun 23 14:03:50 UTC 2010

On Wed, Jun 23, 2010 at 9:03 AM, Jon < at> wrote:
>  I don't know if this will help or not, but in the states, my ISP
> provider calls me when they get a complaint. They tell me what the
> complaint was about, I get the ports the issues came thru and what
> they were. All except the last one were Torrents. The last one was
> allegedly email spamming.


FWIW, it appears that a provider which fails to let you respond in
objection to a DMCA complain loses their §512.g.1 [1] indemnity.

Providers forcing you to take down legal but complaint generating
services is really against the intent and letter of the law. Sadly,
playing hard-ball with the ISP isn't likely to do you any good, since
they can just find another reason to terminate your service.

ISTM that every exit operator should probably make the effort to SWIP
their blocks prior to the generation of these nasty-grams in order to
head off this problem.

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