[lug] off topic, spam laws - not really

Ernie Stiltner stiltner at indra.com
Mon Feb 11 05:50:28 MST 2002

                                                February 11, 2002
Two points are worth making about the spam mess -
Companies such as hotmail, yahoo are facilitating spam by not cracking down
on illegal use of their names. The identity theft laws should apply.
There is a federal law, http://www.consumer.gov/idtheft/, Theft Assumption
Deterrance Act, that was passed in 1998 that is supposed to address this
There is a mailbox at the Federal Trade Commision that is supposed to track
spam - uce at ftc.gov.  Send them copies of all your spam. It is probably a black
hole, but if they get enough spam, we may get enough attention that the sick
joke of current spam laws get revised.
 Ernie Stiltner
 stiltner at indra.com

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