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Re: sorbs.net

  • From: Steve Gibbard
  • Date: Tue Mar 15 14:10:17 2005

This is straying a bit far from network operations, and would probably be
better discussed elsewhere.

-Steve

On Tue, 15 Mar 2005, Dave Dennis wrote:

>
> On Tue, 15 Mar 2005, Micah McNelly wrote:
>
> >
> > Actually I got a response quickly from a list member who represent sorbs
> > at some level.  Do you really think opinion has a place in mail
> > delivery?  What if the USPS decided any magazine you subscribed to was
> > suddenly unfit for delivery and decided it should blocked (thrown away)?
> >
> > /m
> >
>
> Well, anyone remember the Comstock Act?
>
> But seriously, the analogy here is a bit false.  It would be like
> the recipient of the mail signed up to use a service that inspected
> their mail for them, and made the decisions you are describing.
>
> You can argue that signing up for such a service is silly, wrong headed,
> ill informed and results in unintended consequences.  But you cannot argue
> that it is government censorship.
>
> +-------------------------
> + Dave Dennis
> + Seattle, WA
> + dmd@speakeasy.org
> + http://www.dmdennis.com
> +-------------------------
>

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