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27 Sep 2010
For several months I have been working with the
Spamhaus project on
a whitelist, which
we announced to the public today.
While this is hardly the first mail whitelist, our goals are somewhat different
from other whitelists.
Think of e-mail as ranging from inky black to pearly white, like this:
See more ...
Stable link is https://www.jl.ly/Email/whitelist.html
17 Sep 2010
I'm working on a project to build a high quality online spam law archive.
Finding the statutes is easy enough, but in the US you need case law
So what are the most important spam related court decisions?
Ones that occur to me include:
- Gordon v. Virtumundo (9th circuit sets very high bar to CAN SPAM standing)
- Omega World v. Mummagraphics (falsity must be material)
- White Buffalo Ventures v. University of Texas at Austin (OK per 1st amendment
for government to filter when acting as ISP rather than regulator)
- Intel v. Hamidi (spam is not trespass without real damages)
- Asis v. Optin Global/Azoogle (courts don't like sloppy serial plaintiffs)
- Pallorium v. Jared (CDA protects anti-spam blacklists, state court
- e360 v. Comcast (CDA protects spam filtering in general, federal court)
- Cyberpromo v. AOL (old, but still the case that says there's no 1st
amendment right to have e-mail delivered)
What else should I include?
Stable link is https://www.jl.ly/Email/spamcases.html
13 Sep 2010
A recent case decided by a three-judge panel in the Ninth Circuit has been
reported as saying that shrink-wrap license agreements on software
supersede the traditional first sale rule, and mean that software vendors can
keep customers from reselling packaged software.
Having read the decision, it's a case with a messy set of facts that don't
quite mean that first sale is dead.
See more ...
Stable link is https://www.jl.ly/Copyright_Law/not1st.html
01 Sep 2010
When a user of a large mail system such as AOL, Yahoo, or Hotmail reports
a message as junk or spam, one of the things the system does is to look
at the source of the message and see if the source is one that has a
feedback loop (FBL) agreement with the mail system. If so, it sends a
copy of the message back to the source, so they can take appropriate
action, for some version of appropriate.
For several years, ARF, Abuse Reporting Format, has been the de-facto
standard form that large mail systems use to exchange FBL reports about
user mail complaints.
Until now, the only documentation for ARF was a draft spec
originally written Yakov Shafranovich in 2005, and occasionally updated
originally by him and later by other people including myself.
Earlier this year, the IETF chartered a working group called MARF which
took that draft, brought the references up to date, stripped out a lot
of options that seemed useful five years ago but in practice
nobody ever used, and this week it was finally published
as RFC 5965.
See more ...
Stable link is https://www.jl.ly/Email/arfstd.html
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Airline ticket info
Criminal Abuse of Domain Names: Bulk Registration and Contact Information Access
90 days ago
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My high security debit card
397 days ago
Coalition Against Unsolicited Commercial E-mail
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