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Re: Court challenge to AOL junk-mail blocks

On Or About:  6 Sep 96 at 18:04, E. Allen Smith wrote:

> list-managers list, a consent arrangement would thus be preferable. The
> other argument of the Cyber Promotions jerks is nonsense - how does AOL
> blocking affect the rest of the Internet?

It's affecting the rights of these fine spammers, Cyber Promotions.  
That affects spammers everywhere.  More rules by our government 
affects all of us.

> >PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (Sep 6, 1996 12:23 p.m. EDT) -- A federal judge has =
> >"We feel that America Online has violated the civil rights of their =
> >members and has violated our rights to send e-mail through the Internet, =
> >which AOL does not own," he said.
> >Although unsolicited mail sent through the post office in the United =
> >States is not considered illegal, the rules have yet to be defined in =
> >cyberspace. 

That's the real point I have always made.  No rules and we should
not want rules.  Why are we INVITING the government into OUR
internet??? Just cause we have to read spam?  That is just plain
stupid!!!  Just cause we have to read spam, oh well, let the
government come on in. Do we let the government into our bedrooms
because our wife says no to sex tonight or because we don't like to
make our beds??  Everyone on this list seems to want to limit
government  intervention EXCEPT when it comes to spam, then every
one just holds the door open wide and let them in.  If they get that
inch, they WILL take the whole 9 YARDS!!!!!!  Get a clue, delete or
killfile those who spam and keep the government out of

By the way, I get about 2 or 3 spams a day in my mailbox and it is 
not killing me!  Don't get the wrong idea, I don't like it.  I like 
the government WAY LESS!!!!! 

Ross Wright
King Media: Bulk Sales of Software Media and Duplication Services
Voice: 415-206-9906