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Re: Here they come...
<In mail David Mandl said:>
> flame wars, abuse, and out-of-control sociopaths are destroying the
> self-regulating Eden of the net.
Unfortunately I agree with this statement for the most part.
> rumblings of a call for some kind of "responsible regulation" of the
This one I do not agree with though. Who can regulate it, what are
the penalties for violation, how can you prove I typed this, etc.
> The pedophiles we all run into by the thousands every day are
> mentioned in the piece, as are the "pornographic pictures [...] traded
> in great volume." Also, "virtually every network, large and small,
Unfortunately, newsgroups like alt.sex.bestiality and erotica picture
groups make this point hard to defend against.
> [...] 'My fear is that this will be a cyber-revisiting of the blacklisting
> that was prevalent in the 50's,' Mr. Hayes wrote. 'Eventually, I predict
> that such site kill files will be used to censor politically unpopular
> views (like mine, for example).'"
> Think about that next time you put someone in your killfile.
There is a difference between a site kill file that blocks everyone
who works at AT&T from conversing with people that work at MCI, and
my personal kill file that says I don't want to hear from Jim Nalbandian
With personal kill files they have the right to speak and I have the
right not to listen. ;)
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