grandpa - 6:26 am on Jul 21, 2010 (gmt 0)
It's a bit more than simply avoiding BurstNet. After reading the discussion here I can see the problem the host is facing, even if I don't fully agree with their response.
ANY HOST in a similar situation could do the same thing. It most certainly is up to the end user, in this case Blogetery, to mind the store. It seems pretty clear they were only focused on the bottom line. One well crafted script could have monitored the content on their site, and would have given them a semblance of defense to keep the site running. This is a quote from the BurstNet Publisher Agreement:
Your site may NOT contain user-submitted content that is not moderated.
I know that if the FBI were breathing down my neck I would likely do whatever it takes to end that situation.
A final thought, just to keep it honest. Over the weekend I started a new site with a popular host. How many of you believe that I read the detail of the TOS?