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Re: Opt-out ? we do know the "bounce" command...

  • To: leo vegoda < >
  • From: Jan Meijer < >
  • Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2001 17:53:51 +0200
  • Organization: SURFnet bv

leo vegoda wrote:

Previously, Piet Beertema (Piet.Beertema@localhost) wrote: Re: Re: Opt-out ? we do know the "bounce" command...

   >More seriously I would suggest "don't". If the Parliament Members get
   >p*ssed enough they could stop listening completely to any sane opinion
   >on spam and email and make even more insane descisions.
What do you mean by "could stop listening completely"?
Sofar I haven't seen much evidence that they're listening
at all to sane opinions.

I expect most MEPs aren't interested in the spam issue. Then again,
most MEPs are probably not interested in most issues. That's why
Partliaments have committees; members join the ones they are interested
in. They vote as their whips tell them for the issues they aren't too
interested in.

However, I expect a number of MEPs to be interested in freedom of speach, and spam-fighting tends to infringe the freedom of speach right.

Imho the only way to prevent serious damage to a right I like very much is to manage spam. Perhaps more people think like this, and perhaps it would be interesting to make it clear to MEPs freedom of speach is at stake here as well.

I suspect it would be more useful to have meaningful meetings with those few people than to bombard dozens or hundreds of members with all the spam subscribers to this list receive.

Well, it would familiarize them with the problem. Remember the US congressman/senator (sorry, memory-fault) who suddenly found out what webfiltering meant when large numbers of potential voters could no longer reach his *own* website because he had put porn-on-the-net issues in his program, and other things the filtering software considered to be bad-for-you (tm).

This experience changed his opinion quite drastic.


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