[LINK] Ramping Spam Rampant - again

Adam Todd link at todd.inoz.com
Mon Jan 1 12:21:40 AEDT 2007

At 02:04 PM 31/12/2006, Howard Lowndes wrote:
>>I think spam has got out of the realm of the pimply faced youth - it's 
>>more in the realm of organised crime.
>IMO anti-spam legislation is pretty pointless.  When are governments going 
>to take the stick to the other end and start beating those with buggered 
>systems, or force their ISPs to take the big stick to them. Slapping a few 
>ISPs with a clue stick would make most of them wake up to themselves - but 
>then, it might reduce their traffic revenue and not too many governments 
>will take that tack.  :(

Actually as good as that sounds, that's really stepping into the world of 
Orwellianism.  We really don't want the Government making legislation to 
punish or prosecute end users for ignorance.

And we don't want end users become knowledgeable enough to be stupid and 

The best governance is for Government to prosecute the people who cause the 
SPAM, not the innocent people who happened to be used.

The problem is Law Enforcement doesn't care about Mums and Dads being 
affected by SPAM, they will only prosecute SPAMers who hit Government 
Agencies with traffic.


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