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Re: What's going on?
On April 20, 1997 at 15:17 [email protected] (Bill Becker) wrote: > > What has to be done is to get these third-party relay spammers > > arrested, sued, and their heads hung out on poles for all to see and > > give pause to others who might think of doing this. > > Judges (in the US) would not do that because nobody dies or goes broke > as a result of spam. It's merely annoying. But even if US judges were Nobody dies or goes broke if I play a stereo at full volume outside your bedroom window... Besides, I think we are getting closer and closer to people going broke over spam as it chases potential customers away. It's kind of like having to let people who fart a lot or won't bathe eat in your restaurant (or maybe a closer analogy is people who insist on throwing food around the room, I mean, it's not deadly, merely annoying...) > willing to nail spammers, the spammers would simply move out of their > jurisdictions. With strict anti-spam laws in place, what would you do if > you were being spammed from a site in Liberia? Same thing you do now. I'd lobby to have Liberia's net link cut off if they can't deal with it. Networking is a two-way street. > > To me, saying this can be solved technically is like saying that a > > rash of window breakings in your neighborhood can be solved > > "technically" -- everyone merely has to nail up plywood over all their > > windows and voila', end of problem. > > Well, your options are limited. You can do technical things because that's > within your power. But the only laws that will affect spam, are the > laws of economics. Well, thank you for your useless legal advice but I assure you my attorneys feel otherwise and I'm currently well into pursuing having two of them arrested (some do make serious mistakes.) You'd've made a good serf, Becker. > Bill > -- -Barry Shein Software Tool & Die | [email protected] | http://www.std.com Purveyors to the Trade | Voice: 617-739-0202 | Login: 617-739-WRLD The World | Public Access Internet | Since 1989 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -