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[FYI] (Fwd) Spam Bounty Hunters

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Date sent:      	Wed, 17 May 2000 20:35:01 -0400
Send reply to:  	Law & Policy of Computer Communications
From:           	trowland <trowland@FREENET.TLH.FL.US>
Organization:   	Florida State Looniversity
Subject:        	Spam Bounty Hunters

Posted by ~timothy <http://www.monkey.org/timothy> on Wednesday May
17, @07:59PM from the what-state-eats-the-most? dept. belgin
<http://bdotelginatworldnetdotattdotnet> writes: "According to this
ZDNet article
<http://www.zdnet.com/zdnn/stories/news/0,4586,2569928,00.html>, the
U.S. House Commerce Committee is considering a law that places a
bounty on illegal spammers. These bounties would be paid to ISPs and
individuals who track down and turn in spammers. Specific types of
spam mentioned by the article include fraudulent spam and spam that
attempts to falsify its origin. Fun to think about if you've landed on
one too many spam lists, but a little scary in 'leads to ...'
department." The bill, called H.R. 3113, or the Unsolicited Electronic
Mail Act of 2000, would impose Federal law in the form of what seem to
be common-sense restrictions on electronic junk. But belgin is right
-- what consequences might laws like this have that we don't want to
trade for, even in spam? Would private solutions be better in the long
term? For more point your browser to
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