M E M O R A N D U M

TO:iSTAR Technical Support Staff
FROM:Margo Langford, Corporate & Regulatory Counsel
SUBJECT:USENET News Groups
DATE:July 3, 1996
CC:David Ralston, COO
Michael Martineau, VP, Engineering
John Cryer, VP, Western Region
Steve Doswell, VP, Central Region
Denis Choquette, VP, Eastern Region
Eric Carroll, Sr. Director, Network Services
David Chaloner, Manager, Integration


Please be advised that effective today, we will be enforcing the attached policy by deleting the appended list of USENET newsgroups from all iSTAR USENET news servers. The attached quote is for public distribution, and should be made available on all iSTAR web servers.

Quote

Pursuant to iSTAR internet Inc's policy to prohibit use of the iSTAR network for illegal purposes, on the advice of legal counsel, certain newsgroups have been deleted as they contain material that contravenes the laws of Canada.

iSTAR will not tolerate the use of its network for illegal purposes. Any incidence of illegal use reported to iSTAR internet will be investigated and the information will be turned over to the appropriate authorities. iSTAR reserves the right to cancel a customer's account for illegal use of its network, or for interference with other users or networks.

Unquote

In specific, we have deleted the following newsgroups per legal counsel.

NOTE
This list is for the information of the technical support staff of iSTAR internet only, and is not for general redistribution or publishing to the customer base.
Please only give out examples, or confirmation of deleted groups when customers ask, but do not otherwise make the full list available.
	alt.binaries.warez*
	alt.binaries.pictures.child.erotica.male
	alt.binaries.pictures.erotica.bestiality
	alt.binaries.pictures.erotica.child*
	alt.binaries.pictures.erotica.children
	alt.binaries.pictures.erotica.pre-teens
	alt.binaries.pictures.erotica.schoolgirls
	alt.binaries.pictures.erotica.babies
	alt.binaries.pictures.erotica.cheerleaders
	alt.binaries.pictures.erotica.fetish.diaper
	alt.binaries.pictures.erotica.gymnast*
	alt.binaries.pictures.erotica.teen*
	alt.binaries.pictures.erotica.young
	alt.binaries.lolita.misc
	alt.binaries.pictures.nudism
	alt.binairies.pictures.erotica.teens
	alt.sex.children
	alt.sex.preteens
	alt.sex.pedophilia*
	alt.sex.incest
	alt.sex.babies
	alt.sex.bestiality*
	alt.sex.fetish.diapers
	alt.sex.fetish.tinygirls
	alt.sex.intergen
	alt.sex.masturbation.pictures.female.teen
	alt.sex.necrophilia
	alt.sex.teens
	alt.sex.young
	alt.sex.boys
	alt.sex.girls
	alt.sex.fetish.scat
	alt.sex.sm.fig
	alt.sex.stories.hetero.incest
	alt.sex.watersports