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Re: OT: Political Spam - what can you do about it?



On Wed, 2004-10-27 at 13:29, redhat wrote:
> I have a customer on our system (we're local ISP) that fancies himself
> quite the political spinmeister.  He absolutely inundates people with
> his (what I call) SPAM email.  We have received numerous complaints
> about this guy from all over the US (mostly colleges that he targets)
> requesting that this guy be shut down.  He even "attacked" me one day
> not knowing who I was and told me that he would sue us if we tried to
> take his email privileges away and gave me a link to some government
> site with various documents on what "is" email spam and what is "not"
> email spam.  Apparently (I read all of the docs) when the lawmakers
> created this anti-spam law they removed the label "spam" from anything
> that is political in nature (so they could use it themselves and be
> above the law).  It would appear that this guy has me beaten but I just
> can't stand to sit back and watch this guy annoy other domains the way
> that he does.  Does anyone else out there have any "knowledge" or
> insight on this issue or can give me a link to some good resources? I
> have already scoured the ".gov" sites and it doesn't look good.
> thanks,
> Doug


If he is in a position of putting your company or your company's
reputation at risk, get a lawyer familiar with this area of the law. Get
a formal legal opinion of your options.

Easy decision.

That of course does not mean that this particular individual will not
sue you in return for any action that you might take, even if your
action is legal. 

The question is whether or not any action you take is legal and has any
legal precedent. You need a lawyer for that.

HTH,

Marc Schwartz



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