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Re: Court challenge to AOL junk-mail blocks

Anybody else have the cynical thought that the gubmint is trying to 
*encourage* us to beg for regulation?


On Fri, 6 Sep 1996, Ross Wright wrote:

> On Or About:  6 Sep 96 at 23:16, Damaged Justice wrote:
> > 
> > This is utter horseshit. AOL, like any private individual or organization,
> > has the right to refuse service to anyone at any time for any reason, or
> > even for no reason at all.
> Sure. I agree with that, no shoes no shirt, if you are on AOL you 
> accept "internet-lite".
> > The gubmint isn't doing SQUAT, except forcing
> > AOL to allow the spammers access.
> Right now.  Yet it has been apparent to me that many people are 
> begging for restrictions to be put in place.  Restrictions on 
> spammers.  The government saying anything about regulation of the 
> internet is bad...  Yet people still scream about a couple of 
> unwanted e-mails.  I'm saying that this spammer thing could be the 
> "kink in our armour" that lets the government into our little 
> playground here.  Just suck it up and delete those messages.
> Jog it off.
> Ross
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