|Received:||4/16/2004 12:09:38 AM|
|Agency:||Federal Trade Commission|
The implementation of a national do not email registry is impossible. Such a registry would destroy the internet as a functional medium. By implementing a reward system for informants about CAN-SPAM violations, we would be going down the road of Nazi Germany and Communist Russia, where it was common for jealous competitors and personal enemies to use reporting systems against each other. What idiot thought of this part of the ACT??? Given the size of the NET, and its international scope, how the hell would you manage to have an investigative force large enough to handle the complaints??? My God, use my tax money for something else besides this kind of crap. CAN-SPAM is unworkable before it starts. Can it help?? Yes. Will it?? No. Reason: Any time the government in its infinite stupidity decides to begin to regulate minute details of communications such as telephone, internet, text messaging, etc, it has gone over the edge into insanity. The ACT could help if it was aimed at trying to curb or limit SPAM. But, when provisions are added (or considered) that regulate thought, intent, purpose -- how would that be enforced?? Has anyone considering these regulations thought for even one minute where it could lead??? Jesus, Hitler would be proud! Is Reinhard Heidrich behind these provisions?? It sounds exactly like him. My comments are not sarcastic or a joke. I do not want to live in or be a part of a police state. I am a US citizen. Keep the act focused on helping to curb the SPAM; don't turn it into another government monster that can take on a life of its own. Do not forget also, foreign countries will be able to take advantage of the US competitively if we decimate our email communications. We have lost much already in the business world, and we do not need our asses handed to us on this too.