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Re: Spam

On Wed, Mar 06, 2002 at 08:23:30PM +0200, Richard Braakman wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 06, 2002 at 03:47:10PM +0100, Jeroen Dekkers wrote:
> > How do we solve the problem then? I think the answer is easy, just
> > make some good law against spam. Punish the people who send spam. That
> > would *solve* the problem, not work around it. So instead of just the
> > next message discussing about spam, talk to the political persons in
> > your country.
> I think that encouraging politicians to pass laws about the content
> of email is a bad and dangerous thing to do.  Do you really think
> that an anti-spam law will be carefully written to target only
> spam, and that their idea of spam corresponds to yours?  Do you really
> think they will stop there, once they have a solid precedent for
> legislating against unpopular content on the net?

Although it might not be at the moment, their thoughts should be the
same as the thoughts of most of the people. I think that you can
really write a law which clearly says what's spam and what not, there
is clear distinction.

Jeroen Dekkers
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