[SpamCop-List] Re: Political spam -- a first for me
nobody at spamcop.net
Thu Feb 12 05:16:10 EST 2004
On Thu, 12 Feb 2004 02:20:44 +0000, Helgi Steindal >Spam has nothing
to do with free speech, it's about property rights. The US
>constitution guarantees the right to free speech. It does not guarantee the
>right to exercise that right in my mailbox.
>On my system any rights are granted or witheld at my pleasure, including the
>right to free speech. The content of the message is irrelevant. Politics or
>penis enlargment, my consent is required.
That's well put, Helgi.
The spam problem isn't about content; it's about context. I don't deny
the rights of free speech.
HOWEVER, MY email Inbox is NOT a free-speech forum for politicians,
(so-called) charitable (sp?) organizations, or any commercial
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