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Re: Broken domain statistics...

  • From: Scott Weeks
  • Date: Tue Feb 17 08:18:44 1998


I would *NOT* like federal laws governing situations that I could solve
with other methods.  just a more...

Thanks for your time,

On Mon, 16 Feb 1998, Jerry Eyers wrote:

> >P.S. Just in case people have forgotten: I want to change the postal laws
> >to apply to electronic communication. This doesn't completely ban spam, but
> >bans a number of pernicious activities which technically aren't illegal if
> >a postal address isn't involved, requires that spamers not send email to
> >people who don't want it, and bans sexual solictations to addresses that
> >don't want it, have children, etc.  It has the advantage of being a)
> >reasonable b) guaranteed constitional c) inexpensive to implement.
> >
> >These other "solutions" are just poorly thoughtout lunacy, which will have
> >side effects that are worse than the original problem.
> Keep in mind what other "benefits" that brings to the table, like issues
> related to network monitoring.  Suddenly you can no longer legaly plug a
> sniffer into your network to fix a problem because you could be carrying
> someone's email over the wire.  It would be better than what is going on 
> now, but I am not sure it would be the best solution.
> Jerry

lunacy is in the eye of the beholder :)