zachariah Posted April 20, 2004 Share Posted April 20, 2004 question: How is this going to affect all of the open proxies, relays, and comprimised machines where the spam is actually being sent through. These people will say I am not the source of the message, my system was misconfigured. I see two possible answers: They wouldn't be held responsible -- it is the job of the vigilante (a motivated ($) individual) to find the real culprit who was attempting to send the spam. They would be responsible and people would learn real quick that security is in their ($) best interest. my quick responses to some of what else you said... Yes, some spam is untraceable ... for now. There is in the works tech fixes for better verification of senders. We have to wait and see how useful that is. As for free speach -- we need a constitutional amendment which says, "Corporate Speech is not Free Speech", or "Businesses are not People". That would clear up a lot of problems (and of course cause others). And here's both the links I referenced Lawrence Lessig's article September 16, 2002, A Bounty on Spammers (pdf) http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/ed...ial/5778539.htm (the May 4, 2003 news article already referenced in this thread) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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