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Re: Proposed EU Directive on Electronic Commerce

  • To: (Ulf Vedenbrant)
  • From: Nick Hilliard < >
  • Date: Fri, 22 Jan 1999 17:50:16 +0000 (GMT)
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> I belive that regardless how nice this sounds it probably has
> to be that it is default to accept UCE and that UCE-blocking 
> is something that should be implemented silently and per site
> and/or per user unless we cant get worldwide laws that bans UCE.

This argument has been brought up before many times.

The fact that there may be legal ways around sending spam does not mean that
we shouldn't try to make an effort to control the problem in large
jurisdictions (such as the EU).  If we don't make the effort, the problem
will just get worse.  If we put something like this in place, it will make a

Nick Hilliard
Ireland On-Line System Operations

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