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Re: Monitoring, Flow Stats (Re: spam whore, norcal-systems)

  • From: Owen DeLong
  • Date: Thu Feb 04 14:32:10 1999

> Thats a different claim.  Spammer is authorized to send packets.  You can't
> charge them with a real theft. "Theft of service" is a term used by
> anti-spammers, not a legal statement of a criminal activity.  In this case,
> you don't have any bonafide abuse of your property rights.  So you can't
> claim the abuse clause.
Spammer is _NOT_ authorized to send SPAM packets through my network.  Spammer
has no way to get to my network other than through networks which have
signed an AUP/TOS which specifically precludes them from sending SPAM packets
through my network for SPAMMER.  As such, spammers SPAM packets are theft
of service, and I have the property rights to block them.