[AusNOG] iiNet update

Narelle narellec at gmail.com
Thu Feb 4 16:19:04 EST 2010

On Thu, Feb 4, 2010 at 3:58 PM, Nicholas Meredith
<nicholas at udhaonline.net> wrote:
> I couldn't be happier for the sane ruling on this case, but this begs the
> question, does this Judge have ANY idea at all what the Internet is? I'm
> referring to the context of a home user who sees the World Wide Web as the
> 'Internet' and E-Mail and everything else as just E-Mail etc. The statement
> above shows a lack of comprehension that all services are 'the Internet.'
> Or are they breaking it down into OSI Layer2/3, where the Internet is
> defined as IP connectivity, and not the application protocols that reside
> above?

The judge seemed to clearly distinguish between "the BitTorrent
system" and "the Internet".

He indeed seemed to understand that the specific software system is
not the public Internet network  itself!

Quite refreshing, indeed.


Vice-President at isoc-au.org.au

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