TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Re: Ethics of Deterrence

Re: Ethics of Deterrence

John Levine (
26 Jul 2005 06:34:19 -0000

> [TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: I wonder if anyone besides me has
> noticed how this whole thing has deteriorated from evil nasty spammers
> as the _true_ villians to evil nasty netizens trying to harm a good
> and pure web site;

Since that's not what anyone has proposed, no, I don't think anyone
else has noticed that. You know that I have no love for spammers, but
I have even less love for stupid gimmicks that play into spammers'

> Why did ICANN (and its cheering squad on the net) fight so
> vigorously against the federal government's CAN-SPAM proposed
> legislation;

ICANN never said anything about CAN-SPAM one way or the other. You
must be thinking of someone else. CAUCE, on whose board I sit,
opposed CAN-SPAM because we thought it would encourage more spam, not
less. So far, we seem to have been correct.



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