On Sunday, May 25, 2003, at 07:18 AM, Anthony Atkielski wrote:
Does it matter? It won't work, so it's not terribly important.
tend to develop the belief that they can cure a rainy day just by
new law, and often they are wrong. They are wrong in this case, for
Good law could work to curtail spam. Spammers do it because it's
profitable. Remove the profit, fine the dickens out of the worst
transgressors, and the cost/benefit ratio will sink. Spamming isn't
like hacking, there is always a way to trace back to the person who is
paying for the spam because they must be able to sell their product.
Since you can identify the individuals responsible, you can hold them
accountable with the right laws in place.