[linux-elitists] Seperating Content from Presentation
Wed Jun 9 11:37:39 PDT 2004
On Wed, Jun 09, 2004 at 10:53:49AM -0700, Don Marti wrote:
> Using stupid copyright threats to get your way against
> spammers is killing flies with a blowtorch inside
> your own house.
Not if they actually send you the money. :) hee hee!
Its been in my sig for years. Longer than I've been
posting here. I wouldn't worry about it too much.
> And, IDCIYTIALON*, email addressess are not
> copyrightable anyway. Read the decisions in
SHHHHH! Not so loud! They'll hear you!
(geez, don't spoil it for the rest of us!)
> Good Lord, the .sig was silly enough, but before
> sending this I actually followed the link.
> What possessed you to write that bullshit?
Good Lord, What posessed you to follow that link? :)
spam. Actually, I didn't write it. I ripped off somebody's
copyrighted legal boilerplate. :)
Does this constitute fair use ? :)
> * I Don't Care If You Think I'm A Lawyer Or Not.
me either. I just wanna scare 'em long enough to get some dough!
As long as I can convince them that they have accepted a legally binding
offer I've got some leverage. Even if all I do is get them to spend
money on a lawyer I had some effect. Mostly only works on smaller
Most important of all - Its FUN!
Besides - who knows, maybe one day it will help set a precedent that will
actually generate economic pressure against the spammers!
Do you think it would better if I sent an actual offer to critique bulk
email out to the unsubscribe address?
That way I could use a specific and unique email address to link each
offer to the spammers accepting the offer. hmmmm.
Jeff Kinz, Emergent Research, Hudson, MA.
"firstname.lastname@example.org" is copyright 2004.
Use is restricted. Any use is an acceptance of the offer at
www.kinz.org/policy.html (if you could get there .. )
More information about the linux-elitists