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Re: I'm calling for LycosEU heads and team to resign or be sacked
From: Bob Smith <tatercrispies () gmail com>
Date: Fri, 3 Dec 2004 20:11:58 -0500

I think heads should roll over this. I think its the worst act a corporation has ever undertaken in the history of 
the internet.

So speaketh n3td3v, prohpet, visionary, lord and leader of Full Disclosure.

The Internet has always been about vigilante justice. Aside from
exceptionally egregious cases of wrongdoing, like sexually explicit
material with children, fraud, or flagrant piracy, the Internet exists
and operates beyond the boundaries of any one nation's laws. It is up
to the people to self regulate.

We have tried politely reasoning with spammers, we have tried ignoring
spammers, we have tried _suing_ spammers. We've leisurely worked our
way down the tree and are well past any sort of rational recourse. Now
people are willing to resort to brute retaliation.

When you sign on to the Internet, you accept this implicitly, to some
degree or another.  If you screw up, people will blackhole you, flood
you, or isolate you. Spammers have been  lapping us in the face for
too long, and now the Internet reacts and fights back.

Everyone who downloaded that screensaver did so intentionally, this
wasn't a trojan operating behind the scenes. The participants were
willing combatants. The engine for the battle happened to come from
Lycos this time, but there have been other efforts in the past as
well.

And if the spammers don't like my packets being sent to their system,
all they have to do is send me a polite e-mail asking to be removed
from my flood-list. It is really quite simple!

-Taters

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