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Subject: Re: List Being Used to Create Spam List
From: "Adam H. Kerman" <ahk @ chinet . chinet . com>
Date: Sat, 12 Jul 1997 16:47:12 -0500 (CDT)
To: list-managers <list-managers @ GreatCircle . COM>
In-reply-to: <199707122002 . NAA03838 @ eskimo . com>

>From: Berg <berg @
 eskimo .
 com>
>Date: Sat, 12 Jul 1997 13:02:47 -0700 (PDT)

>Software makers do this all the time. . . so it can't be as unenforceable as
>you say.

Intellectual property is different; a list of subscribers doesn't qualify.

>So what you do is, set the list for owner-approved (or manual) subscriptions,
>then when someone tries to subscribe, send them the list rules/contract, and a
>note to read it. Then if they still want to subscribe, sub them.

And, you collect damages how exactly?

>In the case of commercial advertisements, you could conceivably prove that
>they made money by breaking a contract...which doesn't look good in court. :)

Regardless, you aren't entitled to this money.



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