|Received:||4/18/2004 10:19:14 AM|
|Agency:||Federal Trade Commission|
Pardon me, but this whole thing seems like a wash. If I sit down in front of my TV, am I watching it for the content of the programs or for the interruptions of commercial advertisments. If I go to my computer and download my email. I have a choice whether to read certain emails, I can (if I choose) use a program to automatically delete messages containing certain words or mail from certain senders. When I opt-in to receive email from anyone I accept the content and I still have a choice to read or not read, then I can opt-out. SPAM is a whole different thing. It fills your IN box from out of no-where. SPAM is unsolicted. Go after the SPAMMERS not the people who provide valuable content and links to information that they deem important. In the end, the user must make the choice. Get rid of the SPAMMERS the unsolicted emailers - those who don't use real email addresses and clutter the pipeline with junk.