|Received:||3/21/2004 10:22:34 AM|
|Agency:||Federal Trade Commission|
There are many benefits that could be achieved by this act; however, there also seem many ways for it to be abused. Falsely accusing someone of spam when their e-mail account has been hijacked by a virus, which is common. What would be the procedure to clear yourself from a false allegation? Would it be complex and time-consuming? What about a commercial account that also contacts customers already in relationship with them? Blocking the email address entirely would be a violation to that company. Is there a meachanism that can only block those emails that can be considered unsolicited? Regulation of commercial spam is an important issue, but can it truly be done without taking away even more of the precious few feedoms left to the American people and adding more red-tape to those that are targeted by malicious users of the internet?