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Re: San Francisco Editorial
A letter to the editor is like spitting into the wind in this case. I
think what's needed is a more constructive affirmative action, ideally
taking Cantor and Siegel to court somewhere.
I know that there was an FCC ruling in 1993 that has saved me LOADS of
annoyance from telephone sales calls, because now if you get such a call
and you formally request to be taken off their dialing lists, you can
actually SUE them if they call you again. As a result, they now tend to
take you very seriously when you make such a request in a knowledgable
fashion. Does anyone know if there might be a similar legal case to be
made against net spammers who persist after being warned? I suspect
that it's easy to make such a case for email spamming, but probably not
for spamming of umoderated newsgroups.
Note that I speak entirely for myself here, not for my employers. -- Nathaniel