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Re: Netgate.net.nz/ORBS spam colusion

  • From: Mr. James W. Laferriere
  • Date: Sat Jan 08 15:07:12 2000


	Hello Greg,

On Sat, 8 Jan 2000, Greg A. Woods wrote:
> [ On Saturday, January 8, 2000 at 08:14:30 (-0800), Owen DeLong wrote: ]
> > Subject: Re: Netgate.net.nz/ORBS spam colusion
> > I seriously doubt that publishing a list of known public-nuissances
> > is genuinely illegal.  Further, unless Dean has presented netgate
> > with a court-order showing that the court has indeed found said
> > activity to be illegal, I think they would be negligent in turning
> > off said service.
> Society, at least our Western society, has a long history of publishing
> such lists, and indeed the police are often the ones doing the
> publishing.

> Maybe some of you more community minded Americans can convince your
> President Clinton that ORBS is indeed a service that the US Gov. should
> operate itself in its effort to make the Internet a safer place.
	I for one would -NOT- support the idea of the US Government
	getting involved in an area the -could- block any email traffic
	to my business .  Say I (or one of my employee's) forgets to 
	pay a tax, parking ticket, or somesuch other trivility .
	That government agency requests that my company be placed in
	the now Gov controlled ORBS ...  Plus Look at the USG's track
	record folks ?-} 

	If ORBS is to remain a net tool/pest I for one vote to leave it
	in the hands of the people whom know what it is for & how to
	maintain its integrity best .  Right where it is now .	JimL
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