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Subject: Re: Charge for Spamming and it will go away
From: Malcolm Ray <malcolmr @ westminster . ac . uk>
Date: Wed, 14 Dec 1994 01:00:09 +0000 (GMT)
To: moose @ svcdudes . com (Michael Rutman)
Cc: list-managers @ greatcircle . com, malcolmr @ westminster . ac . uk (Malcolm Ray)
In-reply-to: <9412140037 . AA09011 @ svcdudes . com> from "Michael Rutman" at Dec 13, 94 04:36:44 pm

> >  I'm not in favor of trying to charge people money to do it; all
> > that's likely to happen is that they won't pay you. Then you get
> > to chase them through the court system, a considerable amount of
> > work for non-local people.
> >
> 
> Then charge them large amounts and turn people who violate it over the the  
> D.A. or F.B.I. depending upon whether it's interstate or not.  Make it  
> $25,000 and call it Grand Theft.  Lot's of ways to stop spamming there.
> 
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> Software Ventures		|	maker of MicroPhone Pro
> #include <std.disclaimer>	|	really offensive political statement
> 

If the spamming were performed by a company based in, say, Singapore, would
you regard this as interstate?  Would the FBI have jurisdiction?
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