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Re: AOL holes again.

  • From: Dan Hollis
  • Date: Tue Mar 20 19:41:30 2001

On Tue, 20 Mar 2001, Shawn McMahon wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 20, 2001 at 06:47:31PM -0500, Valdis.Kletnieks@vt.edu wrote:
> > > Especially those who've read the 1986 law requiring it.
> > Citation, please?
> Title 18, Chapter 119, sections 2510 through 2522.
> It forbids "interception" of electronic mail.
> Interception is defined as "acquiring the contents", but it's defined
> broadly enough that if you get the message onto your hard drive and don't
> deliver it, obviously you weren't acquiring it for the purpose of
> delivering it, so you have intercepted it for reasons not related to
> providing the service, and thus have committed a felony for EACH email
> intercepted.

Then presumably rejecting the connection with a '571 eat my spamfilter'
outright is legal.

-Dan






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