Can anything be done about SPAM?
Here's an article that comprises a good summary of Larry's bet, an interview with Declan and a bunch o' links.
ReadMe, Issue 4.2—What Larry Doesn't Get
Experts say there isn't a single anti-spam law on the books that works, but Stanford Law professor Larry Lessig is betting his job that a new law will. Declan McCullagh will be the judge of that.
I hate SPAM but love free speech, and I regard the latter as more important. I hope somebody comes up with a workable scheme that doesn't infringe upon people's right to say what they want. But I'm skeptical. I have taken certain steps myself and, so far—knock on wood!—get relatively small numbers of unsolicited mass e-mails.
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