Regarding the text and links below, it's something that I created a very long time ago, so a lot of it is out of date. Perhaps when I'm not so busy making sure that spammers get punished, I'll spend a little time reworking this.
Ironic "spam news" event: Spam Arrest: Busted
Why should we fight this fight? Here's a quote:
"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."
(attributed to Edmund Burke, British Member of Parliament from Ireland b. 1729- d. 1797)
If junk faxes can be outlawed (and they are!), then why not junk e-mail? I've contacted the US Attorney, my State Attorney General, US Senator, and the FCC, and I'm going to pursue this on behalf of all those who are sick and tired of spammers and junk e-mailers acting with impunity.
No, I'm not inviting the govenment to regulate each and every activity on the Internet...I'm just pushing for the prohibition of mass mailings of unsolicited e-mail, aka junk e-mail. These messages could be commercial, political, or whatever, but they are unwanted and an invasion of personal e-mail resources, and utilize the resources of individuals and providers without compensation. If you're willing to help, simply get on the phone or write to your federal (and/or state) legislators regarding this growing problem.
OJEN! speaks for those who believe that the feds need to step in when self-regulation just isn't doing the trick--and it just isn't! We won't be having meetings, membership lists, donations, etc......just action!
Some related links and information: Another person advocating an end to junk e-mail: Junk E-mail protest
An apt analogy involving Junk E-mail and litter.
Here's the portion of US Code that outlaws "Junk Faxes":
In addition, another organization--the Coalition Against Unsolicited Commercial E-mail (CAUCE) has been formed to proceed exactly as I've recommended in encouraging legislation in Washington, D.C. Visit their Web site at: http://www.cauce.org
They are in favor of the efforts of Representative Christopher H. Smith of New Jersey, who has proposed the following legislation:
Unfortunately, Senator Murkowski of Alaska has also introduced a proposal that is vastly inferior to the Smith bill. It would allow continued spamming, but require Subject-line tagging, opt-out lists ("please remove me"), and extensive filtering on the part of ISP's. This is BAD LEGISLATION!
One of the most notorious senders of Junk E-mail, Sanford Wallace (of CyberPromo), lost a major court decision in a case vs. CompuServe. Click HERE for the announcement, and click HERE for the text of the judgement!
Related links: (please drop me a note if any of these go "dead")
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