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Re: Los Angeles Times article on Helsingius and anon.penet.fi

Enzo Michelangeli wrote:
> On Sat, 7 Sep 1996, Hallam-Baker wrote:
> > There is a massive difference between anonymous speech and anonymous
> > transactions. Anonymous speech can create problems (defamation etc.)
> > but in the main these are not problems the courts are particularly
> > good at dealing with.
> Perhaps, but defamation is an issue that can't be ignored either,
> especially if one tries to build systems based on reputation.

It _is_ an issue that can be ignored - if the "defamer" backs up his
claims, then fine, the claims can be shown to be valid, otherwise ignore
those claims.  Simple.

"Of course the US Constitution isn't perfect; but it's a lot better
than what we have now."  -- Unknown.

pub  1024/C001D00D 1996/01/22  Gary Howland <[email protected]>
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