|Received:||3/22/2004 1:09:46 PM|
|Agency:||Federal Trade Commission|
I believe commercial and other messages have a right to send messages; however, once the receiver has asked them to desist or "report" their message as "spam", they should not be allowed to continue to send to this receiver without penalties, which must be paid TO THE RECEIVER. The other thought is that messages sent AFTER the receiver requests they not be sent, be sent only by a payment of $5.00 per send, payable to the receivers' internet account (such as aol). The ISP blocks the e-mail until a "key" unlocks the e-mail address. The $5.00 is divided between the receiver and the ISP by applying the fee to the receiver's ISP account. This will encourage ISP to develop "gateways" for unwanted/wanted messages and keep the whole mess out of the federal government's hands.