[LINK] Will governments grasp the nettle on spam

Craig Sanders cas at taz.net.au
Wed Jan 10 09:45:05 AEDT 2007

On Wed, Jan 10, 2007 at 09:23:34AM +1100, Howard Lowndes wrote:
> Craig Sanders wrote:
> >On Wed, Jan 10, 2007 at 06:41:34AM +1100, Howard Lowndes wrote:
> >>http://theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=36823
> >>
> >>[...]
> >>CTO of SoftScan Diego d'Ambra said in a press release that "if spam 
> >>distribution levels continue to rise at the rate we have seen over the 
> >>last few months, then I believe that by the end of 2007 governments 
> >>worldwide will be obliged to enforce international anti-spam laws."
> >
> >why?  spam is already causing massive problems to the email infrastructure
> >around the world, and governments are doing little or nothing.  why should
> >they suddenly decide to do something?  wishful thinking.
> Because soon they are going to wake up to the fact that it is also 
> inconveniencing them and not just the unwashed masses.

but it doesn't inconvenience them. it incoveniences their
staffers....and they must have been ignoring their complaints about the
spam they have to wade through for years.

also, governments are pretty much all infected by the meme that ANY
economic activity is good economic activity, and spam results in
economic activity. while they can't actively support it, they can and
will ignore it.


craig sanders <cas at taz.net.au>           (part time cyborg)

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