At 3:17 PM -0400 9/7/1996, Eric Thomas wrote:
>Personally I think the first step in fighting spam in the legal arena is
>a law that clarifies that telemarketing laws apply to spamming and the
>Internet as well.
All I ask is that the law preventing junk faxes be extended to
junk email as well -- in both cases, the recipient is bearing the
bulk of the costs of the transmission, and therefore their right to
have a publicly known "address" that can not be abused (without legal
repercussions) should not be abrogated.
You will note that the law specifically prohibiting junk faxes
was written to prevent the unsavory activities of a certain Sanford
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