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  • Why the hell doesn't congress stop the damned spam?

    Because Congress can only pass legislation that affects the U.S., and the spam will just go offshore (or to .ca or .mx).

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    xoa

    • Because Congress can only pass legislation that affects the U.S., and the spam will just go offshore (or to .ca or .mx).

      I thought that as long as the spam pass through U.S. servers, using U.S. infrastructure it should comply to U.S laws.
      Making spam illegal would allow (force) ISP to block spam* at the border and would mostly provide a ground for legal actions.
      (taxes, fines, fees or whatever...)

      We use the same principle here (in France) to fight things that are illegal here and allowed elsewhere (hate
      • First off, you can't "make spam illegal". The problem isn't the actual possession of spam, like if it were, say, child pornography. You'd have to make the sending of spam illegal.

        So the US can say "It's illegal in the US to send spam", and they may well do that, and the spammers will just pick up elsewhere. And the senders would be out of the jurisdiction of the US. We'd have no way to enforce it. We have no say in what happens in other countries.

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        • You won't believe it but the automatic comment notification was spoted as spam (Yes I'm aware of whitelist ;-) :

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