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Author Weiss, Aaron
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF ♦ HTM / HTML
Language English
Abstract Spam is now a felony in the state of Virginia, as long as the unsolicited messages contain falsified information about the sender. With the harshest anti-spam law in the United States recently passed, Virginia---home to major ISPs such as America Online---is hoping to prove that legislation is finally providing the tools needed to cap the flow of bulk e-mail advertising. But to skeptics even the strongest anti-spam laws will be hobbled by long processing times and fuzzy jurisdiction. Rather, argues Barry Shein, owner of "The World" (which was America's first public dial-up ISP), effectively ending spam requires an inversion of the economics of e-mail---shift the burden of cost onto the spammers. Until then, argues Shein and other like-minded voices, even the strongest legislation and most advanced technological defenses will only continue to drop the costs of spam on our collective shoulders.
Description Affiliation: (Weiss, Aaron)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2009-12-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal netWorker (NTWK)
Volume Number 7
Issue Number 2
Page Count 7
Starting Page 18
Ending Page 24

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Source: ACM Digital Library