June 29, 2001

UK gov't protects right to spam

Author: JT Smith

The Register: "The British Government once again voiced its commitment to the wired economy by
attempting to talk its European partners into overturning their commitment to outlaw
spam.

The Government, it seems, is happy for Net users to be bombarded with junk email
containing all manner of pornographic filth, scams, frauds, deceptions and
get-rich-quick schemes that prey on the vulnerable.

The Government is also happy that Net users pick up the tab for this pestering
intrusion. It's their time online, their phone bill, their subscription costs - let punters
pay for it.

And all in the name of commercial freedom - because companies shouldn't be
prevented from "connecting with their customers.""

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