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From: David Farber <dave () farber net>
Date: Mon, 3 Apr 2006 18:13:37 -0400



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From: Chris Beck <cbeck () pacanukeha net>
Date: April 3, 2006 6:04:12 PM EDT
To: Dave Farber <dave () farber net>
Subject: [Fwd: Verizon Discovers The Cost Of Being Too Aggressive In Blocking Spam]

Hi Dave,

I didn't see this fly by on IP -

"In late 2004 Verizon implemented a massive blocklist for DSL customers, that seemed to block a ton of email from outside the country -- with no way to get around the list. (their official response when informed of complaints was that people should use make a phone call if it was really important, rather than relying on email). Enough people were annoyed that a law firm jumped on the opportunity and put together a class action suit. The two sides have agreed to a basic settlement, so that Verizon DSL customers could be entitled to a one-time payout of $49 for the inconvenience. The lawyers, on the other hand, would walk
away with $1.4 million."
<http://techdirt.com/articles/20060403/134222.shtml>

Cheers,
Chris
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