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Subject: Re: AOL blocking --- lawsuit filed
From: "Steven Holton" <sholton @ nortelnetworks . com>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2003 09:57:59 -0400
To: list-managers @ greatcircle . com
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"Bernie Cosell" <bernie @
fantasyfarm .
com> writes:

I don't mind *advice* or even handy tools to deal with certain classes of stuff automatically, but for me, at least, I want the decision on what to do with email addressed to me to reside with *ME*.

My sentiments as well, but I hope that doesn't make me sound like a SPAM advocate.

If AOL can decide it's not in my interest to receive the latest Nigerian scam, they can just as easily decide it's not in my interest to receive the latest [list-managers] postings.

Perhaps more to the point, if AOL can demand pre-approval (and
perhaps a registration/use fee) for legitimate lists like [list-managers] it's only a matter of time before we see
"legitimate" SPAMers gaining the pre-approval and paying the
registration/use fee.

Then were right back where we are today, expect the SPAMers
(who can afford to pay the registration fee) will be in a much stronger position than [list-managers] and kin who won't want to foot such a bill.

We (collectively) lost this game back in Auguat 93, when we
(collectively) first allowed commercial use of the Internet.

--
Steve Holton




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