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Re: SPEWS?

  • From: Majdi S. Abbas
  • Date: Thu Jun 20 11:28:38 2002

On Thu, Jun 20, 2002 at 11:00:32AM -0400, John Ferriby wrote:
> I've always had the impression that SPEWS did this to make legal
> action difficult.   Many of the other RBL, ORB, are targets of legal
> action.   If it is difficult to contact "them" how does one pursue
> the matter?
>
> SPEWS has no due process procedure for handling issues and the flip
> side of that is that there is no clear-cut process for dealing with
> them legally either.   I would guess that by "raising the bar" for
> their responsibility they are also, ultimately, setting themselves
> up for a larger action, perhaps even under RICO.   I see them as some
> kind of amorphous SPAM militia.

	You can sue someone without even knowing their name, much
less having any contact with them.  And once you have, it becomes
trivially easy to both identify and locate them, with the full
blessing of the legal system.

	--msa




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