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Re: Relays, Blacklists, and Laws

  • To: Anders Andersson < >
  • From: Sabri Berisha < >
  • Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2001 09:46:51 +0200 (CEST)
  • Approved: sabri@localhost

On Mon, 18 Jun 2001, Anders Andersson wrote:

> My point being, blacklisting those who are happy to sue MAPS or
> any other blacklisting service in order to obtain an injunction
> or a restraining order is useful only as a preventive measure,
> not as corrective action to be implemented the very day MAPS
> says "sorry guys, but for reasons beyond our control we can no
> longer provide any of our blacklisting services".  Even with a
> separate blacklist for YesMail and others who have threatened
> MAPS in the past, we need MAPS to stay online to tell us about
> all the other petty spammers who simply haven't dared to take
> legal action.

MAPS/ORBS is for telling the world about open relays. Not about the kind
of laywers some people have. If someone sues MAPS/ORBS I'd be happy to
support them if they put the papers online. But I will not blackhole any
individual or ISP that is involved in the legal actions. How am I gonna
explain it to my customer? "Sorry, $ISP is sueing MAPS so you can't
receive mail from your grandfather that uses $ISP".

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