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

On Thu, Nov 06, 2003 at 12:51:39AM +0100, Claes T wrote:

> 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.

> * But businesses could protect themselves with blocklists. 
I am surprised that the UK, and now it seems the Swedish, governments
have not foreseen the possible (I believe highly likely) legal
difficulty that these two contradictory positions will put both Internet
Service Providers and DNSBL blocklist maintainers in.

My thoughts on this can be read at:


Anthony Edwards              *     anthony.edwards@localhost
Abuse Team Manager           *     Easynet UK Abuse Team
Easynet Ltd                  *     DDI: 0161 227 0707
http://www.uk.easynet.net    *     Fax: 0845 333 4503

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