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Re: [dvd-discuss] EFF opposes blacklisting spammers
On Tuesday 23 October 2001 20:49, you wrote:
> On Mon, 22 Oct 2001, Richard Hartman wrote:
> > > On Thu, 18 Oct 2001, Bryan Taylor wrote:
> > > Now wait a moment ... I agree that spammers have the right to free
> > > speech in public places, but you have to remember that my mailbox is
> > > private space, not public space.
> > Correct. The "public space" on the internet is a web site. Anybody
> > can set up their own web site. There are even a whole slew of places
> > that will let you set one up for free.
> Absolutely not.
> If you have a server that uses a globally routable address and accepts
> connections one some port without authentication, then anything that the
> process controlling that connection can access is public.
> There is absolutely no difference between an httpd and sendmail, in that
> respect. You're listening for mail and you jot it down when it comes
> in. That's totally public.
So if I don't put up a high fence, barbed wire, and guard posts anyone who
drives by can throw trash in my front yard?
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