Spam Solution?

Thoughts of this keep going round and round, getting mixed in with the RIAA lawsuits……anyway, an email address is a unique identifier CREATED by the user of said email address. Personally Created and Unique. Anyone following me yet. Ken, you with me here?

A PHOTOGRAPH is personally created and somewhat unique. An ESSAY is usually personally created and unique. Sketches, paintings, a web site design, all artwork for instance, all music, all creative work, all automatically copyrighted. “Fair Use” does apply to some of this work when applied to Educational and Informative use if creator credit is noted. Even Satirical use of copyrighted material is copyrighted.

Why not push lawmakers to include email addresses as an individual creative property and copyright it. This way, there is no need to track down and chase individual spammers, one can take action to the sleazy individuals that collect and sell email addresses without permission or compensation. If we all get 2 cents for every email list sold on CD or download that our email address appears on, we would all be buying new computers and T1 connections.

I could go on with this but I think everyone gets the direction I am going in.

One Response to Spam Solution?

  • admin says:

    Originally posted by kenc59@Aug 5 2003, 08:55 PM
    … If we all get 2 cents for every email list sold on CD or download that our email address appears on, we would all be buying new computers and T1 connections. …

    I know *I'd* be retired!

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