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Re: What's going on?

  • From: Jordan Mendelson
  • Date: Fri Apr 18 17:11:07 1997

On Fri, 18 Apr 1997, Perry E. Metzger wrote:

> "Matthew E. Pearson" writes:
> > My honest recommendation although nobody wants to hear it is simple. You
> > accomplish it the same way telecom, video, and other providers have for
> > years and years.. GOVERNMENT REGULATION.

Oh God help us all. Government regulation would kill the net faster than a
bug under a magnifying glass. The "governments" of would have no right
meddling in such a thing, and any one of them who thinks they should make a
quick buck off taxing the net should be thrown out of office on their

Now that I have that out of my system;

Really, spam sucks. I don't know where it comes from. Every morning I
wake up with a pipe of email about money making schemes and how to find
lost cousins and I just want to punish whoever sent me it. Maybe instead
of complaining to people like AGIS, we should go after the people who
write the spamming software... or better yet, the people who distribute
lists of email addresses. They are the root of the problem, and should be
removed with extreme prejudice.

I personally believe that no network internet provider should really have
regulations as to what their customers do. They simply provide someone
with bandwidth, how they use that bandwidth is their own business, but
when it starts to harm other machines and waste resources of people who
are NOT on their network, then service should be discontinued.

Just my $1.50


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