TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Re: Ethics of Deterrence

Re: Ethics of Deterrence

mc (
Fri, 22 Jul 2005 23:18:09 -0400

Steve Sobol <> wrote in message

> Eren Reshef wrote:

>> Some bloggers have recently claimed our fight is morally flawed.

> I'll go further and tell you you're a criminal.

> It's trivially easy for someone to put an URL of a website I own into
> a spam.

Well said!

This is exactly why, ten years ago, we had to tell people not to "mail
bomb" obnoxious e-mailers or newsgroup posters.

The other issue is collateral damage. In an attempt to bombard a
spammer, even if you get the spammer's true address, there's too much
risk of clogging up innocent sites along the way.

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