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Email legislation does not exist
From: "Thor Larholm" <thor () pivx com>
Date: Thu, 4 Mar 2004 11:10:36 -0800
From: Mike Barushok [mailto:mikehome () kcisp net]
Cc: full-disclosure () lists netsys com
Subject: RE: [Full-disclosure] Backdoor not recognized by Kaspersky
Then there is the 'rejection' problem. If the mail is
not accepted, laws prohibit silently discarding it.
I don't mean to be rude, but what laws are you referring to?
The internet is a collection of private networks running on private
property. What law dictates that I am forced to accept any email, or any
single packet of any kind, on my machine?
It's an old saying, but it rings true: My network, my machine, my rules.
Though perhaps a bit simply put, Doc Searls and David Weinberger
highlights this same issue on http://www.worldofends.com/.
Do we really want email to be legislated as regular postal services are?
If so, should we not then be prohibited to run non-approved email
Doesn't the concept of email legislation itself oppose the basic
structure of the Internet, by imposing legislation on private property?
We legislate other private property such as guns based on their inherent
danger, should we assume that machines connected to the Internet are by
definition insecure and regulate them?
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RE: Backdoor not recognized by Kaspersky Schmehl, Paul L (Mar 03)
RE: Re: Backdoor not recognized by Kaspersky Glenn_Everhart (Mar 03)
RE: Backdoor not recognized by Kaspersky Thor Larholm (Mar 04)