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Re: New Federal Law (COPPA)

  • From: Barry Shein
  • Date: Fri Apr 21 19:01:28 2000


I'd've preferred if they'd tried to do something about spam, or even
knowingly or negligently sending sexually explicit or intentionally
deceptive (e.g., "I forgot to tell you this!") spam to children, and
others for that matter but if they must start with "protect the
kids!".

The stuff this bill claims to counter seems quite mild compared to
some of the spam complaints. Getting marketing info is one thing, but
"TEEN BONDAGE MPEGS!!!" mail to kids seems to be ok, or less important
anyhow.

I guess it's easier to harass the honest than the stealthy.

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        -Barry Shein

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