[clug] Excellent article on GPL and IP
jepri at webone.com.au
Wed Sep 10 16:05:37 EST 2003
Stephen Jenkin wrote:
>The upshot is why we don't have Junk Fax anymore - the sender _pays_.
>SPAM is rampant because there is no consequence [ie cost] to the sender.
>If recipients could bill back their charges [or recoup them from their
>ISP], SPAM would stop _very_ quickly.
This is factually incorrect. See:
Also, telemarketing works on the same principles, and they aren't out of
business. Realistically, they just have to make more money than they
loose by sending the adverts.
The real way to stop this is to track down the ten people who keep
buying enlargement pills and whotnot, and stop them.
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