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Re: RBL Update (Re: Lets go vixie!! rbl)

  • From: Dean Anderson
  • Date: Tue Jun 16 20:08:58 1998

At 6:23 PM -0400 6/16/98, Dean Robb wrote:
>STRONGLY recommend readers view the actual code and it's legislative
>history at the above URL.  18 USC 2511 introduced to US Code in Public Law
>90-351, June 19, 1968.  "Electronic Communications" added to section 2511
>by Public Law 100-690, Nov. 18, 1988.  Assertion that 18 USC 2511 "was
>specifically meant to apply to email" is incorrect...as initially written
>only oral and wire communications were covered.

But unfortunately the relevant hearings aren't online.

The amendment with "electronic" language was specifically added to make
these statutes apply to email. That was the purpose of the amendment.

The debate is over.

[you pretty much can't be more wrong on 2511: the amendment and its
hearings completely resolves our debate.]

I guess its an emotional topic for many, but this is the current law.
Maybe you can still get the law changed regarding spam.

But everyone should read it and apply it.  And think about whether they are
a party to the communication before they do something bad to it.

MSN just has to change from "You have to take it up with the company you
want to
send mail to", to "you have to take it up with the company you want to send
mail, and if they didn't block it, you should contact the FBI"

		--Dean


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