posted on Nov, 5 2004 @ 12:14 AM
Regardless of the annoyance, it looks like a big company like AOL is trampling on the rights of people to speak freely, even with "Spam." Unless
there was commericial speech with attempts to defraud people, this kind of draconian exercise of over sentencing is a reign of terror far exceeding
the actual event itself.
Face it, there is Spam everywhere, and you just have to get a program to filter it out of your email. It looks like a law for idiots, created by
computer illiterate congressmen, going along with the same overbearing corporate oligarchy. I reject this kind of case period. It is simply selective
punishment of these entrepreneurs who are doing what many many unpunished others are doing.
Reading the case however it appears to be a fine balance between outright fraud and the realm of what is misleading in the mind of the beholder. I
hope the judge acts wisely.
[edit on 5-11-2004 by SkipShipman]