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Re: [anti-spam-wg@localhost] Swedish proposion on 2002/58/EG - B2B spam allowed

  • To: Claes T < >
  • From: Piet Beertema < >
  • Date: Thu, 06 Nov 2003 10:18:06 +0100


Now it's official: Swedish government will propose UCE sent to physical
persons (with some exceptions) should be banned (not given any other
choice in the EU Directive) - *but* have decided B2B spam should *not*
be made illegal.
Employees are only logical persons? ;-)
But as things look now, the Dutch government is expected to take
the same stupid approach.

All spam shall have a valid removeme address.
What exactly is "valid"? I can think of a zillion addresses that,
despite being valid, don't work. Sometimes by accident, usually
intentional.

This is the only spam-related paragraph which could render the sender
any punishment at all (a charge of fee for unfair marketing).
Punishment for what? For using an invalid address? That's most
easily circumvented: see above. Or for not following up on an
opt-out request? That's not stated, at least not in your quote.

Law will be discussed in Parliament in January and come in effect from
April 1st, according to present schedule.
Well, that's a date that perfectly matches the content then...


        Piet




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