[isoc-members-discuss] Policeware and SPAM

chiari mario chiari.hm a FLASHNET.IT
Gio 29 Ago 2002 19:56:27 CEST

un contributo alla discussione sullo spam. m.
F Baker  il nuovo Presidente ISOC

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>Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2002 08:46:02 -0700
>At 10:14 AM 8/19/2002 -0400, Brian Bisaillon wrote:
>>What do you think about the following issue?
>>Another interesting issue is SPAM. It is clearly an accountability problem
>>but how can any one country impose legislation to stop it?
>The first issue is in deciding what to stop: my spam may be your important
>communication. Is, for example, a call for papers for an academic
>conference "spam", by virtue of having been sent to many relevant mailing
>lists? Is an email posted to a large list such as the IETF list spam by
>virtue of being widely delivered? If a cruise line posts a message to me
>personally, in the process of sending similar emails to a large number of
>other people, is that spam? In order to provide a technical solution, we
>need something that is technically identifiable; that calls for a fairly
>crisp definition of the term.
>My concern in this regard tends to be with unsolicited commercial email
>(the cruise line example), especially that which I find offensive. But in
>that statement, I find the definition sufficiently loose that I'm not sure
>I could either write a law or a bit of code to elide them from the network.

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