[AUUG-Talk]: ACA says that Anti-spam laws are working...
Greg 'groggy' Lehey
Greg.Lehey at auug.org.au
Fri Jul 23 12:32:30 EST 2004
On Friday, 23 July 2004 at 12:23:04 +1000, Greg Black wrote:
> On 2004-07-23, David Purdue wrote:
>> According to The Age
>> (http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/07/22/1090464779848.html) the
>> Australian Communications Authority says that the new Anti-Spam laws
>> have dramatically reduced the amount of spam we are all recevining.
>> Has anyone noticed?
> Legislation alone won't do much; somebody vigorously enforcing
> legislation with a baseball bat might help ...
I don't think we need to determine the means of enforcement. But yes,
enforcement is important. At the moment, I get the impression that
it's business as usual at the ISPs.
The ISPs complain, correctly, that proper enforcement is expensive.
Yes, that's true. I think they should move to a policy where spammers
should be made to pay for the cost of such enforcement. I think that
people hit by spammers should be entitled to a report on what has
happened, for example.
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